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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Planning for Interment

 

When making plans to be interred at Andersonville National Cemetery:

  • Contact your preferred Funeral Home.
  • Indicate that you/your spouse would like to be interred at Andersonville National Cemetery.
  • Provide the Funeral Director with a copy of your/spouse's military discharge (Form DD-214).
  • Plan the preferred services.

At the time of your/spouse's death your Funeral Director will:

  • Contact Andersonville National Cemetery at 229-924-0343 to schedule the interment.
  • Provide the copy of the military discharge paper (DD-214) to the Andersonville National Cemetery.
  • Arrange for the placement and closure of a grave liner/vault if the remains are casketed. If cremated, no grave liner/vault is required.
  • Arrange for Military honors to be rendered for the veteran if desired by the family.
  • Oversee interment services at the Andersonville National Cemetery.
  • Place remains at the grave site.

Andersonville National Cemetery staff will (at no cost to the family):

  • Verify eligibility for interment.
  • Work with your Funeral Director to schedule a time for interment.
  • Open and close the grave site.
  • Assist with parking of family and guests upon arrival at the cemetery.
  • Order the headstone from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Upon arrival, the headstone will be verified for accuracy and then set.

If additional information is needed, please contact:

Cemetery Administrator
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711
229-924-0343, ext. 112 Phone
229-924-1967 Fax

Did You Know?

Graves of the victims of the smallpox hospital at Andersonville.

A smallpox hospital was built two miles south of the Andersonville prison to isolate infected prisoners. In operation only four months, 50% of the prisoners admitted there died of the disease. The 64 graves of the smallpox hospital were moved to Andersonville National Cemetery in 1867.