The Group Travel Leader Inc. – Are we there yet? Blog
“One of the most moving of NPS sites commemorates the infamous Confederate Civil War prison camp at Andersonville, officially known as Camp Sumter, which is located 26 miles west of I-75 Exit 127. During the scant 14 months that the camp existed more than 45,000 Union soldiers were imprisoned here, 13,000 of which died from disease, malnutrition or exposure.
Although camp was originally designed to house 10,000 prisoners, the pen was enlarged from 16.5 to 26.5 acres in June 1864. During the following month, a sergeant of the 9th Ohio Cavalry wrote in his diary ‘to describe this hell on Earth where it takes seven of its occupants to make a Shadow’…”