On this day in the first Northern prisoners arrive at the infamous Camp Sumter in southern Georgia. This facility, better known as Andersonville, became synonymous with the atrocities faced by prisoners on both sides during the Civil War.
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Federal squadron dressed with flags for the anniversary of Maj. Robert Anderson's surrender in 1861 seen from a parapet of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, SC.
shelter in Andersonville, Civil War POW camp
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