Andersonville

Andersonville was on of the most notorious prison camps during the civil war.

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Replica of the prison camp
Replica of the prison camp
Interesting statue
Interesting statue

The caption on the bottom of this statue reads:

“Turn you to the strongholds ye prisoners of hope”

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Dog Tags had not yet been invented, so came the grave of the Unknown Soldier.

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Sections of the original stockade still stand.  It was exciting walking back into history.

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The Expanded Stockade
The Expanded Stockade

I was not aware of all the different types of cannons that were used in the Civil War.

 

Weapons of the Civil War
Weapons of the Civil War
Ready, Aim, Fire
Ready, Aim, Fire
Massive Monuments
Massive Monuments

The above monument built for the prisoners of war who died at Andersonville.  Twelve of these monuments stand in the cemetery and eleven at the prison site.

State memorials

Iowa Memorial
Iowa Memorial
Indiana Memorial
Indiana Memorial
Wisconsin Memorial
Wisconsin Memorial

The Civil War has always drawn my interest and the visit to Andersonville was a highlight of our adventures.

 

 

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