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The large Pennsylvania Monument at Andersonville National Cemetery is in the shape of a marble arch. The 35 foot tall arch sits on a 20 foot square base and is topped by a small a dome of Italian marble with a bronze sculpted Union prisoner of war who stands with his face sadly turned down toward the rows of gravesites before him. Under the dome of the arch are two bronze plaques with the in memorium. The memorial of Barre granite and Italian marble honors the 1,849 Pennsylvania soldiers who perished at Andersonville.
[Much of the information is from “Andersonville Monuments” Compiled by Bill Burnett, 2000. Available in the gift shop at the Andersonville National Historic Site Visitors Center.]

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