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.