Top 10 Captivating American Civil War Sites

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Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville, Georgia

Those with interests in the Civil War or military history could easily spend most of the day here. Andersonville National Historic Site honors all American prisoners of War and includes three features. The Andersonville National Cemetery, the National Prisoner of War Museum, and the ACTUAL site of the Andersonville prison.

The Andersonville Prison, aka Camp Sumter, was one of the largest Confederate military prisons. It was used during the final year of the War. The camp was intended to hold 10,000 prisoners but had over 32,000 at its most crowded point. Union soldiers died here by the thousands from lack of water and various diseases. Today Andersonville is home to the memorial for all American Prisoners of War throughout history.

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