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Prisons and Hospitals

  Andersonville Exactly as it Looked from the Stockade, August 17, 1864

 

Andersonville Exactly as it Looked from the Stockade, August 17, 1864

The taking of these remarkable photographs was witnessed by C. W. Reynolds, Ninety-second Illinois Infantry. Describing himself as a former "star boarder at Andersonville," he writes to the editors of this HISTORY: "I was a prisoner of war in that place during the whole summer of  '64, and I well remember seeing a photographer with his camera in one of the sentinel-boxes near the south gate during July or August, trying to take a picture of the interior of the prison. I have often wondered in later years what success this photographer had and why the public had never had an opportunity to see a genuine photograph of Andersonville Prison.

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see additional Andersonville material

page 75 in 1911 book

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