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:
August 17, 1864
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES13330
Photographer:
A. J. Riddle
Height:
1034px
Width:
1522px
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