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

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.

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.

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 bronze plaque with an angel above two imprisoned Civil War soldiers

Monuments of Andersonville

This bronze relief on the New York monument shows an angel hovering above two prisoners of war, one who has hope and one who despairs

A picture of a plane with pilots out front and a writing over them.

Georgia World War II Heritage Trail

Explore our this state's legacy of inspiring wartime stories at the museums that make up Georgia's World War II Heritage Trail.

Portrait of Union Soldier in Civil War Uniform

Researching Prisoners at Andersonville

Learn more about researching prisoners held at Andersonville and discover your connection to the site.

Last updated: March 4, 2022

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Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville , GA 31711

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229 924-0343

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