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Monday Jul 14 | Andersonville National Historic Site

150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs - August 2, 2014

The month of August in 1864 marked the dramatic climax of the notorious military prison at Andersonville.When Pvt.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

Andersonville National Historic Site

150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs - July 5, 2014

At the beginning of July 1864, over 26,000 United States soldiers were imprisoned in the newly enlarged 26 acre stockade at Andersonville.Some desperate prisoners turned to theft, assault and murder as the temperatures and tensions climbed.With the permission of Confederate authorities, vigilante groups of prisoners formed to arrest marauders, who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Andersonville, GA, Sumter County, GA, US National Parks, State Prisons

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