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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

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We took a drive to Andersonville National Historic site today. Andersonville (aka Camp Sumter) is the site of a military cemetery and one of the most horrific prisoner of war camps during the last year of the Civil War. The prison was used for only 14 months and was built for 10,000 prisoners. At its peak, 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here and 13,000 of them died here from starvation, malnutrition, and disease.
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Over the next few days, I will show you more of the historic site.
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4 comments:

Madge Bloom said...

Love this shot.. the headstones are wonderful! Thank you for remembering and honoring veterans on Memorial Day!

Paula said...

Those headstones are marble? Beautiful and beautifully kept. It must have been quite a visit, such an infamous place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a horrific story Barb, let's hope never again. This is a wonderful tribute image, the perspective is superb.

La Principessa Errante said...

Fascinating. It is hard to fathom the cruelty of war, even as far back as that. Beautiful headstones, gorgeous Memorial Day shot.