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    I am a travel writer for National Park Planner and I visited the Andersonville National Historic Site in November 2013. The park is located in Andersonville, Georgia, a rural town in south Georgia. The park preserves the most infamous of all Civil War prison camps, Camp Sumter, today known as Andersonville Prison. Nearly 13,000 Union prisoners died from starvation, disease, and exposure to the elements during the camp’s 14 months of operation from February, 1864, until the end of the war in April, 1865.The park consists of a Visitor Center and massive POW Museum, a museum dedicated to prisoners of all American wars, not just the Civil War. Visitors are free to self-explore the prison site on foot or by car, or attend a Ranger-guided tour of the upper portion of the prison camp on select days. Partial reconstructions of the fort walls and original entrance gate can be found on the grounds of the former prison, as well as a variety of memorials to those who died. The Andersonville National Cemetery is also open to the public. It is here that many of those who died at the prison are buried. The cemetery is still operational and will intern qualifying persons until the land is full.Visit National Park Planner (npplan) for complete information about the park and plenty of photographs.

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    My father was laid to rest at Andersonville National Cemetery today. It is an amazing place. It is so much more than a cemetery. It is like Arlington. I’ve been to both.

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    Camp Douglas, in Chicago, Illinois, Illinois, was one of the largest Union Army prisoner-of-war camps for Confederate soldiers taken prisoner during the American Civil War. couldn’t locate anything on a camp mCdonald….

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    The Union prison camp at Camp McDonald near Chicago, was almost as bad as Andersonville. But you never hear much about that, do you? And they didn’t hang that camp commander either. Don’t you think after 150 years it’s past time to examine all the facts about this horrible war? Seriously?

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    My father ww2 veteran is buried here pvt.Raymond c. Malone .