Sunday, September 20, 2015

At Andersonville, closure 150 years later

(NPS photo)

A simple wooden casket, covered with a U.S. flag and placed on a raised bier, bore witness for thousands of Civil War soldiers who died while under the guard of fellow Americans. Battlefields were the places for winners and losers. But survival was the only matter of magnitude at prisons in the North and South, the audience was told Saturday during the "Funeral for 13,000" at a national cemetery in southwest Georgia. • Article

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