Calendar
Jan January
Feb February
Mar March
Apr April
May May
Jun June
Jul July
Aug August
Sep September
Oct October
Nov November
Dec December

This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 09, 1864

Andersonville Inmate Count Neared 30,000; Help Desperately Sought

At Camp Sumter - Andersonville prison - the number of inmates had reached close to 30,000 by this time. A message was sent to Confederate officials in Richmond desperately asking for reinforcements, claiming that the guard force at Camp Sumter was undisciplined, riddled with spies, threatening mutiny and desertion.