Andersonville Confederate Prison POW Archives
ABOUT the DATA ARCHIVE : Apr 23, 2014 - This site is a searchable archival directory of 35,055 names of POWs held in the American Civil War Confederate POW camp known as Andersonville by Union internees. This data includes units, regiments, dates of capture and release, deaths, and many other personal details about the POWs held in the camp which opened in February 1864.
Officially known as Camp Sumter, the Andersonville National Historic Site, located near Andersonville, Georgia, preserves the camp and houses a museum and visitor center as well as a National cemetary. Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at the camp during the war, nearly 13,000 died due to starvation, malnutrition, diarrhea and other communicable diseases.
SITE NAVIGATION TIPS - Use the alphabetic menu below to browse by first letter of last name, or enter a search for first and/or last name. If you can't locate the name you're looking for, try searching by partial name (EG first few letters of last name). - Please note that we do not have all records available. Some information might have been corrupted or lost over time and stages of data conversion.