Historic photographs of Captain Henry Wirz, a Union POW, and Dorrance Atwater
Faces of Camp Sumter Military Prison

NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site


Over the course of fourteen months of operation, over 45,000 Union soldiers were imprisoned at Andersonville. While many of the prisoners shared much in common, each individual experienced captivity through their own ordeals.

Many stories can be told here.

Last updated: July 13, 2019

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Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711


(229) 924-0343

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