Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site

Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site (HMQUW)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.738', W 84° 8.049'

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This was the site of the Confederacy's largest prison camp. During the 14 months it existed in 1864-65, over 45,000 Union prisoners were confined here. Of these 12,912 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, and exposure. Declining economic conditions, an inadequate transportation system, and the need to concentrate all available resources on its army, kept the Confederate government from providing adequate food, housing, clothing, or medical care for their prisoners. These conditions and the breakdown of the prisoner exchange system created much suffering and a high mortality rate.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number129-3
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770167 N 3565722
Decimal Degrees32.19563333, -84.13415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.738', W 84° 8.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 44.28" N, 84° 8' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 E Church St, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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