150th Anniversary of the Andersonville Prison
2011 to 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Through 2015, in programs, publications and special events, Andersonville National Historic Site will mark this important anniversary and explore how the story of Andersonville fits into the larger Civil War experience.
Andersonville National Historic Site plans to mark the 150th anniversary of the operation of the Camp Sumter Military Prison beginning in January 2014. Watch this page for information on our anniversary programs!
For general information on the American Civil War and the ongoing Civil War Sesquicentennial throughout the National Park System, please visit the Civil War: 150 Years site.
Did You Know?
The flight suit worn by Brigadier General (then Major) Rhonda Cornum (Gulf War POW) is on display in the National Prisoner of War Museum. Brigadier General Cornum was captured during an attempt to rescue downed pilot Captain Williams Andrews, who also became a POW.