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  Andersonville, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville is a city located in Sumter County, Georgia.
Andersonville was "POW camp" to the world but it is "small town" for Georgians who knew very well.
Andersonville was founded after they set the place for union POWs who brought by the train.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Andersonville,_Georgia   (582 words)

 Historical Background, Andersonville Civil War Prison, Southeast Archaeological Center (SEAC)
Sidney Winder was sent to the village of Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia, to assess the potential of building a prison for captured Union soldiers.
In addition, Andersonville had a population of less than 20 persons, and was, therefore, politically unable to resist the building of such an unpopular facility.
During the 15 months during which Andersonville was operated, almost 13,000 Union prisoners died there of malnutrition, exposure, and disease; Andersonville became synonymous with the attrocities which both North and South soldiers experienced as prisoners of war.
www.cr.nps.gov /seac/histback.htm   (936 words)

 Andersonville History
Andersonville's roots as a community extend well back into the 19th century, when immigrant Swedish farmers started moving north into what was then a distant suburb of Chicago.
The neighborhood's first school, the Andersonville School, was built in 1854 at the corner of those two thoroughfares, and served as the area's primary school until 1908.
On October 17, 1964 Andersonville was rededicated in a ceremony attended by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and Illinois Governor Otto Kerner.
www.andersonville.org /history.html   (506 words)

 CHS: Civil War Monuments of Connecticut:
ANDERSONVILLE BOY, State Capitol Grounds, Hartford, is significant historically because it memorializes the many Connecticut prisoners of war who suffered and died at the Andersonville, Georgia, prison/hospital.
ANDERSONVILLE MEMORIAL GUN, Norwich, was an early (1866) recognition of the suffering and loss that occurred at the prison.
ANDERSONVILLE BOY is a bronze figure of a soldier, without accoutrements or weapons, which stands on a pink granite pedestal.
www.chs.org /ransom/046.htm   (738 words)

 Net4TV Voice: Andersonville Remembered
According to Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia on-line, Andersonville Prison is described as a "military stockade of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was commanded by Capt. Henry Wirz, who was later arrested and charged with conspiring to "impair and injure the health and destroy the lives...
In addition to it's Civil War legacy, Andersonville is now also the home of a National Prisoner of War Museum, dedicated to the men and women of this country who suffered captivity in all wars.
www.net4tv.com /voice/Story.cfm?storyID=2024   (305 words)

 Andersonville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Second, most of the prisoners of Andersonville were moved from other prisons farther north and were already weakened from Lack of food and sick from contamination.
He was at all times in deadly fear of the prisoners, his headquarters were smack in the center of a battery of cannon overlooking the compound, and all his recorded action and speech denote that he tried to hide this fear by bravado.
Andersonville, and indeed all other prison sites, after 95 years of mellowing, are places of tranquility, and it is difficult to envision the hideous episodes that once took place.
members.aol.com /cintiCWRT/anders.html   (3326 words)

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Andersonville was the Civil War’s worst prison and within a few months it was the fifth largest “city” in the Confederacy (Ward 338).
Andersonville started as a simple, stockade style prisoner of war camp but by the Civil War’s end it became notorious for its horrendous conditions and atrocities.
The population of Andersonville was the highest during August 1864, when Andersonville was the fifth largest city in the Confederacy (Speer 262).
asms.k12.ar.us /armem/crabill/ANDERSON.HTM   (2189 words)

 Today's Feature
Andersonville, the Edgewater neighborhood between Bryn Mawr and Foster around Clark Street originally settled by Swedish immigrants, has evolved into a melting pot of more recent immigrant groups and yuppies-a melting pot that has increased the diversity of restaurant offerings in the area.
Development of Andersonville and the surrounding Edgewater community began in the late-nineteenth century by J. Lewis Cockran, who envisioned a residential enclave for Chicago's elite families, and the neighborhood still boasts numerous landmark houses.
Longtime Andersonville resident the Dellwood Pickle serves an eclectic menu ranging from sandwiches like the po' boy sliced pot roast to tomato basil ravioli, flened catfish, and grilled soy salmon.
www.newcitychicago.com /home/daily/chow/5_28_98.html   (607 words)

 Ambitious epic 'Andersonville'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The brutal story of the Andersonville stockade-an overcrowded, under-supplied Confederate army concentration camp-the film is apparently TNT's most ambitious project to date.
In the end, needless to say, justice prevails and "Andersonville" becomes a moving story about the resilience of the human spirit.
To bring "Andersonville" to the small screen, 40-year Hollywood veteran John Frankenheimer was brought on board.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V127/N33/div3ambitious.33d.html   (575 words)

 Andersonville: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville staff's exemplary efforts are reflected in the quality of the site's interpretation, but the park still has some outstanding research needs.
For example, CCC activities at the park are largely overlooked, probably because staff has not found a way to combine this story with the prisoner of war story.
Andersonville's earthen fortifications are threatened by social trails made by unaware park visitors who walk on top of the mounds to obtain sweeping views of the historic prison camp landscape.
www.npca.org /across_the_nation/park_pulse/andersonville/history.asp   (570 words)

 Andersonville Civil War Prison
Andersonville Civil War Prison, located in the village of Andersonville, Sumpter County, Georgia, became notorious for its overcrowding, starvation, disease, and cruelty.
Andersonville Prison was investigated by the Confederate War Department and they recommended that the majority of the prisoners be transferred to Florence, SC and Millen, GA. This mere fact would attest to the horrors suffered by prisoners at Andersonville.
Throughout the terror, Ira and his comrades try to maintain a sense of family, sharing their limited provisions, reading to one another from two now-priceless books that they managed to retain, and nursing one another through compounded illnesses for which the only medicine is persimmons-berry tea or bartered quinine.
www.censusdiggins.com /prison_andersonville.html   (650 words)

 Andersonville Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville National Historic Site is unique in the National Park Service as the only park to serve as a memorial to all Americans ever held as prisoners of war.
Andersonville is ten miles south of Montezuma on highway 49, park entrance will be on your left.
Various scenarios and drills depict the life of the guards and prisoners when Andersonville was a prison camp.
www.montezuma-ga.org /chamber/aville.html   (790 words)

 Andersonville National Historic Site (National Park Service)
Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War.
It was built early in 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners kept in and around Richmond, Virginia, to a place of greater security and a more abundant food supply.
Today, Andersonville National Historic Site 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.
www.nps.gov /ande   (174 words)

 The Story of One Union Soldier - Andersonville Prison
Andersonville Prison (officially known as Camp Sumter), under the command of Captain Henry Wirz, was to be known for its horrible conditions and low regard for human life.
(Andersonville: The Last Depot by William Marvel) As the prison population tied to recuperate from the storm, Barney, at the young age of 27, died.
Barney's body was removed from the prison and buried in the cemetery a quarter of a mile away.
www.sinclair.edu /sec/his102/mcknight/bm06.htm   (673 words)

 Andersonville National Historic Site - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville National Cemetery was established on July 26, 1865, to provide a permanent place of honor for those who died in military service of our country.
Andersonville National Cemetery uses the same eligibility criteria as cemeteries administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is open for burials.
Andersonville National Cemetery serves as a shrine for the nation’s honored dead.
www.nps.gov /ande/pphtml/newsdetail5601.html   (1159 words)

In April, 1864, General John Henry Winder, who was now in charge of all Union Army prisoners east of the Mississippi, appointed Henry Wirz as commandant of this new prison camp.
However, former inmates at Andersonville testified that Wirz inspected the prison every day and often warned that if any man escaped he would "starve every damn Yankee for it." When Wirz fell ill during the trial Wallace forced to attend and was brought into court on a stretcher.
The gallows were surrounded by Union Army soldiers who throughout the procedure chanted "Wirz, remember, Andersonville." Accompanied by a Catholic priest, Wirz refused to make a last minute confession, claiming he was not guilty of committing any crime.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USACWandersonville.htm   (4839 words)

 Andersonville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville is a name that most Americans immediately rank with other infamous prison hellholes of history like Devil's Island, the Black Hole of Calcutta, Auschwitz and Dachau.
In many ways it is similar; it was a place of misery, suffering and death, with photographic evidence of its emaciated seemingly an irrefutable judgement against the men who operated this well-known Confederate prison for Union prisoners of war.
Indeed, Andersonville has for the past one hundred and thirty years been touted as undeniable evidence of the evil nature of the Confederate Government who is even today accused of carrying out a genocidal policy towards Union prisoners.
airdefense.bliss.army.mil /qao/Andersonville.htm   (1185 words)

Two men at Andersonville died of gunshot wounds-perhaps they had ventured too close to the stockade wall and were shot by the Confederate guards.
Warren Goss, a Massachusetts soldier at Andersonville and later Florence, mentioned in his memoir that Colonel Iverson, who was in charge of the Florence prison, was very vindictive and harsh to southern Union men.
Two hundred and seven died at Andersonville, sixteen at Millen, twelve at Savannah, ten at Mobile, seven at Florence, eight on the Sultana, four at Charleston, seventeen in northern hospitals, seven enroute to and from various prisons or hospitals, two on furlough, and one at an unknown place.
www.stkusers.com /lindas/history.html   (4846 words)

 Archaeology at the Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp, Southeast Archaeological Center
Andersonville is located in south-central Georgia, near the towns of Americus and Plains.
Just as Andersonville and the story of POWs is of great interest for historical research, the issue of fair and ethical treatment of POWs continues to be an issue around the world today.
In fact, it was Andersonville and the public interest associated with it that led to world-wide concerns and eventually to the Geneva Convention on treatment of prisoners-of-war.
www.cr.nps.gov /seac/andearch.htm   (293 words)

 Andersonville --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Andersonville was the South's largest prison for captured Union soldiers and was notorious for its unhealthy conditions and high death rate.
Founded in 1830, it was named for the Italian explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci or, legend says, for the “merry cusses” who were its first settlers.
To the northeast is Andersonville, site of a notorious Confederate camp during the American Civil...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9007449?tocId=9007449   (495 words)

Fort Sumter, Andersonville, GA, is well known for the hardships and deprivations that were suffered there by Union POWs during the Civil War.
The Andersonville Guild (1973) is restoring the town to a Civil War village.
Among the buildings that have been moved to Andersonville is the Mauk, GA, depot which now serves as the Welcome Center and Museum.
www.bribling.net /anderson.htm   (866 words)

Andersonville, located in Georgia, was the largest of the camps established during the Civil War.
With the sky for a roof, the discomfort and suffering caused by a lack of shelter was terrible.
Inside the Andersonville prison, a group of prisoners called the Raiders banded together to improve their situation by preying on fellow prisoners.
ecedweb.unomaha.edu /ecedweek/lesson2.htm   (1580 words)

 Our Boys in Andersonville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Andersonville, also known as Americus, was the home of many men from the 100th for the rest of the war.
Most of these were tranfered to Andersonville from Belle Isle.
These men fought for their lives every second of every day, the true heroes are the men buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville.
www.anycities.com /user/hundovi/ander.html   (145 words)

 Conditions at Andersonville Civil War Prison, Southeast Archaeological Center (SEAC)
The settlement of Andersonville, with an 1863 population of less than 20 persons, could not politically resist the building of such an unpopular facility.
Andersonville thus became the site for a prison that was soon to become infamous in the North for prison conditions and the thousands of prisoners that would die there before war's end.
A prison for enlisted soldiers, it was designed to hold 10,000, but by August 1864, due to deteriorating resources and the breakdown of the prisoner exchage system, the prison population had swelled to over 32,000.
www.cr.nps.gov /seac/andecon.htm   (570 words)

 Civil War Prisons
Andersonville (original edition 1881; reprinted as Andersonville Diary); first person account that greatly exaggerated conditions; historians consider it untrustworthy as a primary source.
In consequence of the overcrowding of Andersonville and in response to Winder's recommendation, the Secretary of War by the order of Davis had already authorized the establishment of a new prison to which a number of these captives should be removed.
In truth the suffering at Andersonville in the summer of 1864 was notorious in the Confederacy.
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/prisons.htm   (8667 words)

Andersonville Prison, located in Georgia and operated by the Confederate army, is known for being the worst prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War.
Andersonville Prison was built to encase a small swamp that had a small creek running under the northern wall of the stockade, then flowed through the prison camp and again under the southern wall of the stockade of Andersonville.
Andersonville was just a wall of large pine trees in a rectangular stockade about 15-20 feet high that covered 16 acres.
www.windycreek.com /Andersonville.html   (2303 words)

 Chicago neighborhood guide Andersonville
Andersonville eatery serves juicy kebabs and tasty appetizers.
Andersonville is known primarily as a Swedish enclave, but those who dine up and down Clark Street around Foster Avenue are as likely to find pita and panjun as lingonberries and lutefisk.
Andersonville bistro raises the bar with sophisticated cuisine and scene.
metromix.chicagotribune.com /localguide/neighborhoods/andersonville   (174 words)

 Andersonville (1996) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
I think the REAL factor in Andersonville being such a great production was the fact that you had no real "name" people involved.
Andersonville followed Glory's success formula in using reenactors as background with small parts filled in by them (my buddy Martin Leibschner playing the banjo in the Raider camp was a good use of the talent reenactors can bring to film).
Andersonville is certainly a refreshing change of pace to that drill.
us.imdb.com /Title?0115097   (639 words)

 Andersonville National Historic Site - Areaparks.com
The Andersonville Prison Historical Hike is a 3-mile walking history lesson through Andersonville National Historic Site and the town of Andersonville.
Andersonville National Historic Site is committed to providing a quality educational experience to school groups.
To accomplish this, the staff at Andersonville NHS has prepared an educational resource packet for use in the classroom and a selection of on-site programs.
andersonville.areaparks.com /parkinfo.html?pid=315   (257 words)

Andersonville: Cemetery, Park, and Town from the Civil War to the Present.
He was captured on October 10, 1863, confined at Andersonville from May 3 to September of 1864, and exchanged on November 26, 1864, at Columbia, South Carolina.
McElroy (1846-1929) was a private in Company L of the 16th Illinois Cavalry and a prisoner at Andersonville from February 25 to late November of 1864.
www.gsw.edu /~library/Andersonville.htm   (5784 words)

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