Historical & Environmental Education Reading

A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville

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NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site

Published in 1866, this report provides a list of the dead at Andersonville, taken from Dorence Atwater's secret copy of the official Confederate records.

Dorence, a prisoner held at Andersonville for eleven months, spent much of his time held at the prison as a paroled prisoner, working in the hospital office as a clerk. It was in this capacity that he made a secret copy of the death register. He and Clara Barton accompanied the Army expedition to Andersonville in the summer of 1865.


New York, Tribune association
Published Date:
Report or Paper
Grade Levels:
Fifth Grade-General
Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History
National/State Standards:
This document could be used in support of activities which align to the common core standards for ELA/social studies.
Historical & Environmental Education Reading

Last updated: April 14, 2015