National Prisoner of War Museum


The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here.

Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former prison site of Camp Sumter, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S.

prisoners of war in all wars.

Service Branches:

Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy


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