Andersonville National Cemetery serves as a shrine for the nation's honored dead. These regulations have been designed to ensure beauty, dignity and preservation of a reverent atmosphere. Please abide by the following while on the cemetery grounds:
Did You Know?
Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.