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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?

Headstone of Jacob Swarner in National Cemetery.  His brother, Adam, was the first prisoner to die at Andersonville

Adam Swarner, a young Cavalryman from New York State was the first prisoner to die at Andersonville. Five months later, his brother Jacob was buried in grave number 4,005 of the National Cemetery.