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Captain Henry Wirz
Born Zurich, Switzerland, 1822
Sentenced to death
and executed at Washington D.C.
Nov. 10, 1865.
To rescue his name from the stigma
attached to it by embittered prejudice.
This building is a memorial to all Americans held as prisoners of war. Through exhibits and video presentations the museum is a reminder that American's freedoms can come at great cost.
The museum's architecture is not based on a specific plac…
This Tablet is Erected in Commemorationof the patriotic work of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in the preservation and improvement of this historic site, comprising 87 acres, of which 72.5 acres were acquire…
Lizabeth A. TurnerPast National PresidentWoman's Relief CorpsAuxiliary to theGrand Army of the Republic—————————Life ChairmanAndersonville Prison BoardDied at AndersonvilleApril 27, 1907—…
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or …
Father Peter Whelan, an Irish-born Catholic priest from Savannah, arrived at Andersonville on June 16, 1864, to minister to the sick and dying. While other priests visited for brief periods, Whelan remained for nearly four months during the hottes…
The ground at this end of the prison is pocked with deep holes - either tunnels or wells. Overcrowding disguised the digging. Beneath the sea of tattered shelters, prisoners could work undetected with mess plates, spoons,and canteen halves.
With these guns, a few guards were able to control thousands of prisoners. Canister could cut a wide swath through a crowd.
Gun tube:Bronze, 884 lbs.Smoothbore, diameter 3.67 inches
Projectile:Solid shot, Case shot, Canister
These guns could defend against a cavalry attack. Loaded and aimed at the prison yard, Confederate cannon also discouraged mass escape.
Gun dataGun tube: Wrought iron, 817 lbs.Projectile: Shell and case shotRange: ½ mile with case shot
Charles A. Lindbergh captured the hearts of Americans during his successful non-stop flight from New York to Paris in the "Spirit of St. Louis" on May 20th, 1927. This famous American Aviator purchased his first airplane and learned to fly on the …