Civil War Sesquicentennial at Andersonville
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?
About 150 African-American soldiers were believed to have been held at Andersonville. Of those 150, over 30 are known to have died at Andersonville. A number of the African-American prisoners were from the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry. More...