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Andersonville National Historic Site

Michiigan monument

Andersonville National Historic Site Review

About 20 mi northeast of Plains, Andersonville National Historic Site is a solemn reminder of the Civil War's tragic toll. Andersonville, also known as Camp Sumter, was the war's deadliest prisoner-of-war camp. Some 13,000 Union prisoners died here, mostly from disease, neglect, and malnutrition. Photographs, artifacts, and high-tech exhibits detail not just the plight of Civil War prisoners, but also prison life and conditions affecting all of America's 800,000 POWs since the Revolutionary War.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 496 Cemetery Rd., Andersonville, GA, 31711
  • Phone: 229/924–0343
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Plains
Updated: 10-04-2012

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