1863 Civil War Camp Sumter Andersonville Rebel Prison Map Diagram
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1863 Civil War Camp Sumter Andersonville Rebel Prison Map Diagram:
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Good question! Here's a recent newspaper article about us--with a photoThis is a nicely detailed map of the Confederate prison at Andersonville (Camp Sumter). Map contains dimensions, building and defense locations and specifications, 1863.
From Map: Rebel prison at Andersonville & surrounding fortifications. 812 feet wide by 1712 feet long on interior. A. interior of prison or stockade B. prison bakery...J. earthworks on line of outer Stockade 22 guns...
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