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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 20, 1864

Stockade at Andersonville Finally Completed

At Camp Sumter, the prisoner of war camp near Andersonville, Georgia, the 15 foot high rectangular log stockade was finally completed on this day. It included guardposts called pigeon roosts along the top, and a low railing 15 feet inside the walls called the deadline - which no prisoner could cross under penalty of being shot by a guard.