Site of the Confederate prison Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville, in southwestern Georgia.
In operation February, 1864 through May, 1865, the prison was filled to four times its intended capacity. Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at Camp Sumter, nearly 13,000 died.
Andersonville was commanded by Major Henry Wirz, the only Confederate officer tried and executed after the war for murder.
Sumter County, Georgia
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