Andersonville - 2005
Of all Civil War Prisons, none was so infamous as this one, located in southern Georgia. It was in existence for only 14 months. During that time a total of 45,000 soldiers were imprisoned within its small confines. Nearly 13,000 of these souls died outright of neglect, malnutrition, disease and exposure.
Wisconsin Monument by the "Deadline" - Erected in Memory to Her 378 Sons Known to Have Died Here.
The "Deadline" was marked by a low rail fence inside the stockade. If a prisoner crossed the deadline for any reason, he was liable to be summarily shot on the spot.
Overall Field of The Stockade - It was not large.
Reconstruction of How It Was - "Shebangs," near "The Deadline" fence.
The only shelter the prisoners had was what they could make for themselves.
What it really looked like - 1864
Just One Field of Graves (of so very many!)
In the foreground - Buried apart with dishonor - Six "Raiders" who preyed upon their own and met justice meted out by a court of their fellow prisoners.
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