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May 11, 2010

Camp Sumter at Andersonville, GA — America’s Dachau

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:08 am

During the American Civil War, Camp Sumter was a Confederate Prisoner of War camp for Union prisoners.  The site of the prison has been preserved and is now Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville, GA.  Of the 45,000 Union POWs who were imprisoned at Andersonville, there were 12,913 who died of starvation and disease. (more…)