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In both the museum courtyard and the commemorative walkway, various organizations have placed plaques commemorating prisoners of war throughout our nation's history.

In both the museum courtyard and the commemorative walkway, various organizations have placed plaques commemorating prisoners of war throughout our nation's history.

This portrait shows a group of veteran Union soldiers who were POWs during the Civil War. The banner lists the various Confederate prisons: Andersonville, Libby, Belle Isle and Florence. This photo was taken at a POW reunion, possibly the 18th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Minneapolis in 1884. The original title was “Great group of ex-Union prisoners”. (History By Zim)

This portrait shows a group of veteran Union soldiers who were POWs during the Civil War. The banner lists the various Confederate prisons: Andersonville, Libby, Belle Isle and Florence.

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Andersonville Prison. Filled beyond capacity with Union soldiers who were not fed or treated properly according to the Laws of War.

Union prisoners draw their rations in this view from main gate of Andersonville Prison, GA, on August

Thomas Deford (1841-1864) Union, Co. K, 103rd Illinois Infantry, captured May 28, 1864 at Dallas, Georgia, Listed as POW, while prisoners were moved from Andersonville prison to Savannah, Georgia in Sept. 1864, railroad cars went off the track enroute severely injurying DeFord, taken from the hospital at Camp Lawton to Dead House in a dying condition and was never heard from afterwards.

Thomas Deford (1841-1864) Union, Co. K, 103rd Illinois Infantry, captured May 28, 1864 at Dallas, Georgia, Listed as POW, while prisoners were moved from Andersonville prison to Savannah, Georgia in Sept. 1864, railroad cars went off the track enroute severely injurying DeFord, taken from the hospital at Camp Lawton to Dead House in a dying condition and was never heard from afterwards.

US Slave: Ghosts of Andersonville's Prisoner of War Camp

Andersonville Prison - A Confederate prison in Georgia during the Civil War. It housed Union prisoners of war even though it was only build for The conditions were so horrid 100 men a day died during the summer months. Many were starved to death.

As a prisoner of war Barney spent time in one or more Confederate prisons until finally being transferred to Andersonville, Georgia sometime between February and April of 1864. Andersonville Prison (officially known as Camp Sumter), under the command of Captain Henry Wirz, was to be known for its horrible conditions and low regard for human life. Disease ran rampant throughout the stockade. Sanitation facilities and medical attention were nonexistent. Death occurred in epidemic proportions.

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Daniel Charles Brown (1818-1864), Union, enlisted Aug. 1862 in Company B, 118th Infantry, New York, May 1864 taken prisoner during 2nd battle of Drury's Bluff, Sept. 1, 1864, died in Andersonville Prison.

Daniel Charles Brown (1818-1864), Union, enlisted Aug. 1862 in Company B, 118th Infantry, New York, May 1864 taken prisoner during 2nd battle of Drury's Bluff, Sept. 1, 1864, died in Andersonville Prison.

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