The Deadliest Ground of the American Civil War

Nearly 13,000 men died on these grounds, a site that became infamous even before the Civil War ended. Their burial grounds became Andersonville National Cemetery, where veterans continue to be buried today. This place, where tens of thousands suffered captivity so others could be free, is also home to the National Prisoner of War Museum and serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Read More

Rows of headstones decorated with wreaths

Wreaths Across America

Pay special tribute to those laid to rest in Andersonville National Cemetery with a holiday wreath

A cannon sits out in front of a replica of a wooden stockade wall

Camp Sumter Civil War Military Prison

This was the deadliest ground of the Civil War.

Fog rests on hundreds of graves and a stone monument of a Civil War soldier

Andersonville National Cemetery

The fallen men and women of our American military rest in peace and honor here.

A courtyard with a large wall sculpture and statue of prisoners of war

National Prisoner of War Museum

We preserve the stories of all American POWs from the Revolutionary War to today.

Last updated: November 23, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville , GA 31711


229 924-0343

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