Civil War Series
1:51 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Camp Sumpter - Andersonville

In part 87 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that the Confederate prison in south central Georgia was officially called Camp Sumpter, however it was better known as Andersonville, the name of a nearby town. Dr. Robertson paints a horrific portrait of the compound that held a total of forty-five thousand Union soldiers, twelve thousand nine hundred of whom died there.

Andersonville Prison
Andersonville Prison
Credit www.goroundtown.com