Civil War Connection Activity

May 8, 2015

Andersonville Prison Camp

The Andersonville National Historic Site, located near Andersonville, Georgia, preserves the former Camp Sumter (also known as Andersonville Prison), a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War. Most of the site lies in southwestern Macon County , adjacent to the east side of the town of Andersonville. As well as the former prison, the site also contains the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum.

The site is an iconic reminder of the horrors of Civil War prisons. It was commanded by Captain Henry Wirz, who was tried and executed after the war for murder. It was overcrowded to four times its capacity, with inadequate water supply, reduction in food rations, and unsanitary conditions. Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at Camp Sumter during the war, nearly 13,000 men died. The chief causes of death were scurvy, diarrhea, and dysentery. Friends provided care, food, and moral support for others in their social network, which helped prisoners survive

Poem: Prison

Persevere

Resistance

Ill

Suffering

Ominous

uNafraid

He's A Pirate

I picked this song because the mood is very sad. Also it shows kind of a fighting tone, which is what the soldiers had to do while they were in the war.

Effects of the war on children

Across America and Sudan The war caused economic problems and many hardships on both sides. As these war continued, conditions became worse. Food was scarce, and children lacked many of the things they normally had. Children faced hunger, shortages, and other difficulties. U.S Union armies set up camps for runaway and refugee slaves in the areas the Northern troops occupied in the South. Since so many men were in the army and away fighting, children had to take on added responsibilities at home. In Sudan refugee camps were also set up due to the war.

Some of the differences between the Civil War and the war of Sudan is the civil war of Sudan was a war of religion. In Sudan was war is between muslims and christians.