Saturday, December 5, 2009
Photos: Misery, poignancy of Andersonville
• I recently traveled to south Georgia and saw the site of Civil War prison, the federal cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which has a great film. I strongly recommend a visit. It takes only a few minutes to drive around a camp that at one time held 33,000 crowded, desperate Union POWS. The photo is of a re-created portion of the stockade. Men who went past the "dead line" or the lower wooden rails, were shot dead.