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Andersonville National Historic Site

Explore The Past At Andersonville National Historic Site

The Andersonville Prison has been viewed as the most notorious prison during the Civil War for how its Union prisoners were treated. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there, according to the National Park Service, which adds that "of these, almost 13,000 died." Get a sense of prison life at Andersonville National Historic Site when a living history program is offered March 11-12.

Longest-Held Vietnam War POW To Appear At Andersonville National Historic Site

Though Andersonville National Historic site in Georgia rose up around a Civil War-era prisoner of war camp, it also holds the National Prisoner of War Museum and is the only site in the National Park System that serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. As such, it will welcome the longest-held American POW from the Vietnam War on January 18 to discuss his recent biography.

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