The Expanded Stockade

The Expanded Stockade (HM1OD8)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.767', W 84° 7.614'

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The unhewn logs with daylight between them betray the Confederates' haste to expand the north end of camp. In contrast, the reconstruction at the North Gate section show the carefully planned design of the stockade's initial 16 acres, when officials planned for only 6,000 prisoners.

The outer row of white posts marks the perimeter of the stockade; inner posts marks the deadline. The area between was a no man's land. If prisoners crossed the deadline, guards in the sentry boxes had orders to shoot them.

"July 1 was moving day for thousands of prisoners who had been cramped for sufficient room, and there was a perfect stampede for the new position."
James M. Page, 6th Michigan Cavalry, July 1, 1864

This stockade is an accurate reconstruction. Archeologists excavated stumps here that showed the size and spacing of stockade logs. They were able to map the location of each stockade post from the change in soil color produced by rotting wood.

The photograph show the inner and middle stockade in 1867.
HM NumberHM1OD8
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770849 N 3565794
Decimal Degrees32.19611667, -84.12690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.767', W 84° 7.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 46.02" N, 84° 7' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Prison Site Rd, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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