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
He's A Pirate
Effects of the war on children
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.
This another photo of a confederate prisoner who suffered at the Andersonville Prison Camp.
War of Sudan
This is a picture of the war that had been going on in Sudan for 22 years, and there is still conflict between the north and the south.