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  • Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was known officially, held more prisoners at any given time than any of the other Confederate military prisons
  • It is a Confederate prison during the Civil war
  •  the commander of Andersonville was arrested for the murder of soldiers incarcerated at the prison during the war. ... When Wirz arrived back in the Confederacy in early 1864, he was assigned the responsibility for the prison at Andersonville.
  • Camp Sumter suffered from severe overcrowding, poor sanitary conditions, an extreme lack of food, tools, medical supplies, and potable water.
  • It was built in 1864 after Confederate leaders decided to move the many Union prisoners in Richmond, Virginia, to a location away from the war, so it helped us.
  • Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers
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