|Andersonville (Sumter County)|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery is located on a county line, half in Sumter County and half in Macon County.
The cemetery is the final resting place for those who perished while being held as POWs at Camp Sumter. Andersonville prison was the deadliest prisoner of war camp during the Civil War with a total of nearly 13,000 deaths. Over 40% of all Union prisoners of war who died during the Civil War perished at Andersonville
It is now a National Cemetery, serving as a honored burial place for present-day veterans. The National Park Service maintains fourteen National Cemeteries nationwide. Only two of these, Andersonville National Historic Site and Andrew Johnson National Historic Site are classified as active, continuing to bury veterans and their dependents.
Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711