Andersonville prison

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  • My name is George A. Hitchcock and I'm a survivor from Andersonville prison.
  • Andersonville prison was a prison camp for federal prisoners.
  • The camp was located in Andersonville Georgia.
  • The first prisoners were brought to Andersonville in late Febuary 1864.
  • The men in command of the confederacy saw a need for another prison to house their prisoners of war.
  • Andersonville prison made a huge impact on us because it was like a jail and its where they put all the prisoners.
  • 460 of Andersonville graves had to be marked "unknown U.S. soldiers".
  • This number is not even close to the number of soldiers that died.
  • Andersonville prison hurt us by killing some of the prisoners with sickness.
  • It helped our nation by locking and putting the prisoners some place safe.
  • There was a deadline that kept prisoners back from the walls of the stockade was marked by a simple fence.
  • Prisoners who crossed the line were shot by sentries who sat in "pigeon roosts" located every 90 feet along the wall.
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