Andersonville Prison photographs

Andersonville Prison photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Andersonville Prison photographs
Dates: 1864
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (7 items in 1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms1756

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven photographs of Andersonville Prison originally taken on August 17, 1864, when there were 53,000 Union prisoners in the stockade. Theodore Wiseman secured the original views in 1865, from a chest in Capt. Wirz's home in Andersonville, Georgia. In 1883, he copyrighted the photos and sold sets to the public. The photos depict various views of the prison yard including a bird's eye view of the prison yard and a burying party in the graveyard north of the yard. The collection also includes a print of a map of the prison taken from the SANITARY BULLETIN (v. 1, No. 21).

Index Terms

Andersonville (Ga.)--Photographs.
Andersonville Prison. -- Photographs
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Prisons--Photographs
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons--Photographs.
Military prisons--Georgia--Photographs.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andersonville Prison photographs, MS 1756. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Photographs View online.