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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Prison Camp at Andersonville


book cover
Cover: Detail of a drawing by Thomas O'Dea,
a former prisoner at Andersonville. (NPS)


Thanks to Fred Sanchez, Joan Burnett and the interpretive staff at Andersonville National Historic Site.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 1995. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
MCMuseum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA
NPSNational Park Service
SSSoldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville and Belle Isle
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: William Marvel, Andersonville: The Last Depot (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994), Ovid L. Futch, History of Andersonville Prison (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1968; reprint 1999), Paul J. Springer, America’s Captives: Treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2010), and Raymond F. Baker, Andersonville: the story of a Civil War prison camp (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1972), as well as the Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan: Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp.

History and Culture