Date: March 28, 2018
Contact: Kevin Porter
In January 2018, SEAC Archeologists began a three-year geophysical survey project of the prison grounds at Andersonville National Historic Site to learn more about life inside the Civil War prison during its use to confine Union soldiers in 1864 and 1865. Using ground penetrating radar, magnetometer, conductivity, and resistivity instruments, the survey project is focused on gathering subsurface information on prominent features and/or structural remnants within and around the prison enclosure. To date, a total of 17,600 square meters (58,583 square feet) has been surveyed within the enclosure. Future efforts will continue to focus on the Market Street area of the enclosure, the 3rd hospital site to the south of the prison, and possibly the 2nd hospital site to the southeast.