The North Gate

The North Gate (HM7UC)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.864', W 84° 7.755'

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The trail follows in the footsteps of newly arriving prisoners. Captured Union soldiers marched from the village railroad station, past this spot, and uphill to the North Gate, the main prison entrance.

After prisoners passed through the outer door, it was barred behind them. Then the inner gate swung open on the prison yard. New arrivals, or "fresh fish" as they were often called, had no idea what awaited them there.

"Five hundred weary men moved along slowly through the double lines of guards. Two massive wooden gates, with heavy iron hinges and bolts, swung open as we stood there, and we passed through into the space beyond. We were at Andersonville."
HM NumberHM7UC
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770623 N 3565967
Decimal Degrees32.19773333, -84.12925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.864', W 84° 7.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 51.84" N, 84° 7' 45.30" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 332-398 Cemetery Rd, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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