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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Wisconsin Monument

Authorized in 1903 and dedicated on 17 October 1907, the Wisconsin monument is located at the northwest corner of the stockade and more or less dominates the prison site landscape.

It is constructed of Georgia granite, the top being surmounted by a large American eagle cast in bronze.

 
A large stone munument with an eagle statue located at the top.
The Wisconsin Monument is a primary feature of the northwest corner of the prison site.
NPS/Andersonville NHS

Did You Know?

Prisoner illustration of the dead wagon

When rations were issued, the wagon would enter through the North Gate in the morning. In the evening, the wagon would then take the deceased prisoners from the South Gate and Hospital to the Dead House and eventually to the cemetery.