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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?

Historic photograph of Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th NY Cavalry), the man credited with killing John Wilkes Booth, was a prisoner at Andersonville. After the war, he briefly worked in the Kansas House of Representatives as a doorkeeper. He was sent to an asylum and, after escaping, he disappeared from history.