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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Cemetery Regulations

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:

  • Pets are prohibited in the landscaped and grassy areas within the National Cemetery. Pets are welcome in other parts of the park, provided they are kept on a leash at all times.
  • No jogging, picnicking or recreational activities
  • Please keep your voices lowered
  • Please place all litter in refuse containers
  • Please do not sit on headstones or monuments within the cemetery grounds


Did You Know?

The HMS Jersey in 1782

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.