A History of Andersonville Prison Monuments

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In April 1865, the nation learned of the atrocities and horrors of the Southern prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. An army expedition and Clara Barton identified the graves of the thirteen thousand who perished there and established the Andersonville National Cemetery. In the 1890s, veterans and the Woman's Relief Corps, wanting to ensure the nation never forgot the tragedy, began preserving the site. The former prisoners expressed in granite their sorrow and gratitude to those who died or survived the prison camp. Join author and historian Stacy W. Reaves as she recounts the horrendous conditions of the prison and the tremendous efforts to memorialize the men within.
ISBN: 9781626196247
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Civil War
Images: 64
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Stacy Reaves received her PhD from Oklahoma State University and is currently an adjunct professor of history and geography at Tulsa Community College. With a bachelor's degree in historic preservation, she has served as a museum director at Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum and museum curator at Sapulpa Historical Society.
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