Memorial Day - Cemetery Warden Program
Cemetery Wardens will act as ambassadors for the National Cemetery, seeking to inform, educate and involve the visitor to better understand the meaning of the Memorial Day holiday as well as the lessons of heroic sacrifice found at Andersonville. Volunteer wardens would serve four hour shifts in the National Cemetery assisting visitors and straightening the grave site flags as needed.
Groups or individuals wishing to participate in the Cemetery Warden program should contact Chief of Interpretation and Education Eric Leonard at 229 924-0343, ext. 201 or e-mail us
Monday, Memorial Day
Did You Know?
Buried in grave 3585 is Corporal James Gooding, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who died at Andersonville on July 19, 1864. A sailor before the war and highly educated, his letters describing his experience as a soldier were published in a Massachusetts newspaper and he wrote to Abraham Lincoln requesting equal pay for black soldiers. More...