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A village of southwest Georgia southeast of Columbus. Its notorious Confederate prison, where more than 12,000 soldiers died in the Civil War, is a national historic site.
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(ˈæn dər sənˌvɪl)

a village in SW Georgia: site of a Confederate military prison. 267.
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The carpenter had once been a prisoner in Andersonville prison and had lost a brother.
Accompanying the expedition was Clara Barton, representing her Missing Soldiers Office, and former prisoner Dorence Atwater, whose copy of the Andersonville death register was instrumental in properly identifying the dead.
For example, while shopping the Andersonville Galleria in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, I sampled some sweet treats from Terry's Toffee, whose award-winning flavors include Lavenilla, Cran-Orange Passion and Chai-cago Spice.
He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Master of Ministry and Master of Biblical Studies from Birmingham Theological Seminary, BS degree from the University of Maryland, and AAS in Medical Technology from Community College of the Air Force (CCAP).
Cooke and his colleagues were horror-struck when, on a stroll, they had found "a large number of human bones." It would take nearly another century and the horrors of Andersonville and other Civil War prisons before Congress, in 1908, appropriated money for a "monumental column" as a symbol of national reconciliation.
I've had Andersonville in my library for a long time and was intimidated by its length.
Despite several naturally overlapping rankings and corresponding explanations this volume earns its stripes when it highlights and illuminates the oft-forgotten contributions of ordinary black soldiers the horrors of Andersonville prison the use of revolutionary ironclad technology the worldwide influence of the bestseller Uncle Tom's Cabin and such inspirational songs as Dixie and The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Hepton's prisoners in Colditz fared better than Wirz' charges in Andersonville. 2) Nine percent.
Pike Wheeling survived the living hell that was the Confederate prison camp called Andersonville. A place where 13,000 of his fellow Union POWs died under the most wretched of circumstances.
Located in Chicago's queer enclave of Andersonville, the sleek new spa facility (aimed squarely at men) stresses relaxation, fitness, and performance.
Lee, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Andersonville Prison, and the Missouri Compromise.
'Some died as prisoners of war, including in the Confederacy's notorious Andersonville camp.'