Greenbaugh/Greenberry Waldrop Thank you for the information on Greenberry Waldrop. The Chattanooga records looks to have been updated with typewriters around 1928 and it seems to me the person reading the hand written records was having a hard time of it. I wonder if the cemetery might have the original hand written records in archive someplace.
Charles Beckett Hi Janet, Where did you find the information on Charles Beckett about where he was buried and that he was in Captain Mills CO. Where there any more information there. Eugene Beckett MVFR@Frontier.com
You posted a photo for a "Cash" above at Plot: E, 11585.
Is there a "Cash" marker at Plot: E, 11565 ? I am assuming this was where William B Cash was buried. He enlisted at Catoosa County, Georgia in Company F, Georgia 39th Infantry Regiment on 04 Mar 1862. He is listed as mustered out on 21 May 1862 at Chattanooga, TN. Per his wife's widows pension application, he died of sickness shortly after enlisting.
KIA Chickamauga 87th Indiana Are the KIA listed on Find A Grave for Chattanooga National Cemetery assumed to be buried there or is it just the unknown buried there? I'm trying to locate Peter Heminger, my great great grandfather. Thanks, Cheri Sandall
Until 1853, the town or rail stop with a population of less than 25 was Anderson Station. After many years of issues and mistaken mail being confused between Anderson Station GA and Anderson South Carolina, the place in question was established as " Andersonville Georgia " which was located in Sumter County being named after a revolutionary hero by the name of Sumter. Both County and Camp Sumter named after the same man.
In 1864, when the prison camp was established ALL of the grounds were within Sumter County as well as the train depot / town where the prisoners were detrained.
Post war, when many county lines in Georgia were moved around so in most cases new counties could be established, the land in the area of the town and camp were changed with the result being ALL of the more than 400 acres owned by Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Park Service are now completely in Macon County. HWY 49 to the west of the property of ANHS is the line between Sumter County and Macon County which places the town still in Sumter County. Andersonville NTL historic site is at the very Southwest corner of Macon County. I had many arguments with Find A Grave about this and I was completely ignored as if I did not know what I was talking about.
Soooooooooo The prisoners were ALL held in Sumter county and died in Sumter County, but the land they suffered on and are buried in is now,,, Macon County.
All one has to do is google Macon county Georgia and go in close, you will see where the county line is HWY 49 to the west, and on the south, Sweet water creek south of the prison site. ALL of the NPS property is within Macon County but the town is in Sumter County. The cemetery is not half and half.
RE: Andersonville Prison Janet, almost every one of them died at Camp Sumter, which is in Macon County, not in the village of Andersonville, which is in Sumter County. Find A Grave Admin chose to name the place they died as Andersonville NHS, so to us that is the proper place to cite on the memorials.