Andersonville Prison

These are the tents of Union prisoners at the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville which was known for the large number of Union soldiers who died there due to starvation and disease. Opened in 1864, by July of that year Andersonville held 32,000 prisoners within an enclosure of just sixteen and a half acres. By war's end it had 12,912 graves.

Date:
1865
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES34161
Photographer:
A. J. Riddle
Height:
1663px
Width:
2272px
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