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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Stalag XVII-B Monument

Stone monument decorated with a Christmas wreath

The Stalag XVII-B monument decorated with a Christmas wreath.

NPS/Eric Leonard

Ninety years after the first monument was placed in the National Cemetery, the Stalag XVII-B monument became the last monument dedicated here. Dedicated on May 3, 1989, the anniversary of the liberation of the the German prison camp Stalag-XVII-B, the monument was erected in honor of all the prisoners held in German prison camps in the European theater of operations.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Civil War soldiers at the Andersonville prison deadline

The deadline at the Andersonville prison consisted of a rail about four feet off the ground that was situated nineteen feet from the stockade wall. Any prisoner who crossed this line with any part of his body was likely to be shot without warning by a guard in a guard tower.