The cemetery site serving Camp Sumter was established as Andersonville National Cemetery on July 26, 1865. By 1868, the burial grounds interred the remains of more than 13,800 Union soldiers whose bodies had been retrieved after their deaths in hospitals, battles, or prison camps throughout the region. Andersonville National Cemetery has been used continuously since its founding and currently averages nearly 200 burials a year. One of only two active National Cemeteries administered by the National Park Service, the Andersonville National Cemetery is proud to continue to serve those who served our country.
Below are monthly summaries of recent interments in the Andersonville National Cemetery:
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