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The simple but moving Michigan monument at Andersonville honors the 735 Michigan soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in the prison camp. The Vermont granite marker was designed and built by the Lloyd Brothers Company of Ohio. The monument appears almost in the form of an alter with a robed woman standing in silhouette on the left hand side on the second step with her left arm resting on the top of the monument and holding a laurel wreath. Her head is bowed. On the monument is inscribed: “In Memorium. Erected by the State of Michigan For Her Soldiers and Sailors Who Were Imprisoned On These Grounds, 1861-1865.”

[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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