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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 25, 1864

First Prisoners Arrived at Andersonville

The first five-hundred Union prisoners arrived at Camp Sumter, the prsioner of war camp near Andersonville, Georgia. They had been transported by railroad from Richmond; after arrival they were marched by Confederate guards to the only partially completed stockade. It contained no shelter or sanitary facilities, only a three foot wide stream of water running through the middle of the prison.