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.
see additional Andersonville material
page 75 in 1911 book
visits to this page.
Page last revised05/24/2006
War Anecdotes, Incidents and Articles.
This online edition of The Photographic
History of the Civil War includes improved images using digital images
from the Library of Congress, when available. It also includes additional
images that are either cropped from the Library of Congress digital images
or are related to the specific topic being discussed in the article or page.
Volume 7 of the History is the first
volume I'm publishing online simply because it was the one I was interested
in when I decided to publish.
More to come, I hope.