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Drawing 1: Andersonville Prison site. [Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.
(Andersonville National Historic Site, National Park Service)

Much of the stockade and prison buildings at Andersonville had either rotted or been hauled off for firewood within several years of the Civil War's end. Today, the northeast corner, the southeast corner, and the north gate have been reconstructed to give visitors a better idea of what the prison looked like during its operation. Several monuments, erected in the early 20th century, honor troops from different states who were imprisoned at Andersonville. Since 1971 the prison site and the nearby national cemetery have been administered by the National Park Service as Andersonville National Historic Site.

Questions for Drawing 1

1. Using Readings 1 and 2 as references, define as many of the elements labeled on the map as you can.

2. Do you think it is important to preserve the site of Andersonville prison even though the prison itself no longer exists? Why or why not?

* The map on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of the drawing, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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