Andersonville National Historic Site

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Andersonville National Historic Site

Address:496 Cemetery Rd
Andersonville, GA 31711

Phone:229-924-0343
Fax:229-928-9640
Web: www.nps.gov/ande/
Size: 515 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 16, 1970.
Location:10 miles north of Americus, Georgia, on GA 49.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail, primitive campsite (available at no charge to educational and scout groups).
Activities:Guided tour, audio driving tour.
Special Features:Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War. During the 14 months of its existence (1864-1865), more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here, of which nearly 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure to the elements. Today, Andersonville is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history. The park also features the National Prisoners of War Museum and Andersonville National Cemetery.

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In Georgia, this would include Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville.
Of the 14 national cemeteries controlled by the National Park Service, two are still active: Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia and Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Tennessee.
An August afternoon in the Andersonville National Cemetery is defined by layers of humidity, gnats, and heat amid thousands of headstones.
Located in southwest Georgia, a quarter mile from the site of the Confederate Military prison located here for 14 months at the end of the Civil War, the Andersonville National Cemetery is an integral part of the Andersonville National Historic Site.