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  • Andersonville National Historic Site Andersonville National Historic Site

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(32.19803,-84.12938)
 

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Mission Statement

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there.

We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need - and welcome - your help and support.

Description

Andersonville NHS has three main features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the historic prison site, and the National Cemetery.

Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war.

Congress stated in the authorizing legislation that this park's purpose is "to provide an understanding of the overall prisoner of war story of the Civil War, to interpret the role of prisoner of war camps in history, to commemorate the sacrifice of Americans who lost thier lives in such camps, and to preserve the monuments located within the site."

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http://www.nps.gov/ande

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