Sunday, May 11, 2008

Postacard Archive - 8: Andersonville Prison

The back of this one reads:
Andersonville Prison
Sumpter County, Georgia
The notorious Confederate Prison held 33,006 in the spring of 1864. Over 13,700 men died within thirteen months. The infamous Captain Wirz, prison superintendent, was tried and hanged for his crimes of inhumanity after the war. The prisons burial ground, now a national cemetery contains 13,737 graves, 1047 are marked unknown.
Photo courtesy GDIT
GA Scenic South Co., Box 14, Pell City, AL 35125

As I learned from a PBS documentary that I watched whilst doing the hated stair machine at my work's gym, there are definitely two sides to this story.

Sent to my pal A- in Acworth.

Stuff I Collect - Militaria

Stuff I Collect - Militaria WW2 WWII First 1st Allied Airborne pin OPA ration token (1 blue) WW1 U.S. Shipyard Voluntee...