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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 01, 1864

Ten Acres Added to Badly Crowded Andersonville

At Camp Sumter - Andersonville prison - the inmate population was now around 26,000, in a stockade designed to hold only 12,000. So the facility was enlarged by adding ten acres acres extending north of the prison creek, Commander Henry Wirz immediately ordered half of the inmates to occupy the new section.