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Andersonville Prison Photographs

These Photographic views (the originals) were taken August 17th, 1864, when there were 33,000 Union Prisoners in the Stockade, which contained only 32 acres. The Grave Yard View shows how the dead were buried. (In this grave yard 13,705 Union Prisoners are buried).

The original views were secured in 1865, in an old chest, in old Capt. Wirz's house, at Andersonville, Ga.

These Views are pronounced by all ex-Andersonville Prisoners as correct, and opportunity is offered to the public to preserve an exact view of this HELL HOLE and notorious Prison Pen.*

*Excerpt taken from Photographic Views of Andersonville Prison (information provided on the back of photographs).

Burying Party in Graveyard

South-West View

South-East View

North-East View

North Angle

Bird's Eye View

North-West View

Click image to view a larger map of the prison.


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