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The Tennessee Monument at the Andersonville Prison Historic site was proposed, funded and dedicated by individual members of the Tennessee Grand Army of the Republic and not by any state governmental commission or formal G.A.R. committee. The monument is simple and direct. The marker consists of a short column atop a rough base and comprised of Tennessee marble. On the front panel is carved the seal of the U.S. and below the eagle is inscribed “In Memory of Her Union Soldiers and Loyal Sons Who Died in Confederate Prisons During the War of 1861-1865…We Who Live May For Ourselves Forget, But not for Those Who died Here…(1284 died).”

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[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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