Andersonville Prison Timeline

Andersonville Prison Timeline
November 1863Andersonville selected as site
for new Confederate prison
that will be 16 ½ acres and
hold 10,000 prisoners
August 1864Prison reaches
peak of 32,000
August 1865Andersonville
National Cemetery is
February 1864First prisoners
arrive at camp
September 1864-Nearby
Union forces threaten camp
security, many prisoners are
moved to other camps
November 1865Former prison
commandant Captain
Henry Wirz hanged
June 1864-Camp
holds 26,000
prisoners, enlarged
to 26 ½ acres
April 1865-War
ends, camp
October 1970Designated a
National Historic
Site by Congress