This Day in Georgia Civil War History
September 05, 1864
Prisoners Finally Moved from Andersonville
The Confederate government finally began transferring Union prisoners Camp Sumter - Andersonville prison - to prisons in South Carolina and elsewhere in Georgia; this would gradually reduce the inmate population at Andersonville from 33,000 to 5000 by October. One of the others places the prisoners were taken in Georgia was Camp Lawton, near Millen.