Origin of Andersonvilleafter Major Robt. Anderson (1805-71), United States Army
A village of southwest Georgia southeast of Columbus. Its notorious Confederate prison, where more than 12,000 soldiers died in the Civil War, is a national historic site.
- There are also prisoner of war records for Andersonville and Fort McHenry, battle descriptions and regimental histories.
- He was indicted for treason by a Virginia grand jury, persistent efforts were made to connect him with the assassination of President Lincoln, he was unjustly charged with having deliberately and wilfully caused the sufferings and deaths of Union prisoners at Andersonville and for two years he was denied trial or bail.
- At Millen better arrangements prevailed, and when, after Sherman began his march to the sea, the prisoners were returned to Andersonville, the conditions there were somewhat improved.
- During the war 49,485 prisoners were received at the Andersonville prison, and of these about 13,000 died.