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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?

Graves of the victims of the smallpox hospital at Andersonville.

A smallpox hospital was built two miles south of the Andersonville prison to isolate infected prisoners. In operation only four months, 50% of the prisoners admitted there died of the disease. The 64 graves of the smallpox hospital were moved to Andersonville National Cemetery in 1867.