Stalag XVII-B Monument
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?
A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.