Spring Seasonal Decorations at the Andersonville National Cemetery
Contact: Eric Leonard, 229 924-0343, ext. 201
Contact: Kim Douglas, 229 924-0343, ext. 112
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia - As the reappearance of leaves on the trees outside denotes the arrival of warmer weather, the staff at Andersonville National Cemetery would like to remind the public of the following seasonal changes to the floral decoration policy.
"The upcoming Easter and Memorial Day holidays allow opportunities to mark the graves of loved ones and our nation's honored veterans who are laid to rest in the National Cemetery," remarked superintendent Brad Bennett, "we hope that families take advantage of this time to remember."
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The site features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System and serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the museum opening at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, visit on the web at www.nps.gov/ande/, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS
Did You Know?
Inside the Andersonville prison was a vibrant free market economy. Prisoner George Fechtner recounted that, “there were a number of barber shops there where men could get shaved, their hair cut and whiskers dyed, and some of them carried on the doctoring business. They would buy their dyeing articles to work with, their soap and other things, from new arrivals.” Other prisoners operated stores, sold firewood, and repaired clothes and shoes.