Ancestry.com. Andersonville Prisoners of War [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Andersonville, Georgia. Andersonville Prisoner of War Database. Andersonville, GA, USA: National Park Service, Andersonville National Historic Site.
The most infamous Confederate prison camp of the Civil War, Andersonville housed an estimated 45,000 Union soldiers during the war. This database is a collection of records compiled by the National Park Service of camp inmates between 1863 and 1865. Researchers will find rank, unit, death, and capture information in addition to the inmate's name and state of residence. In some cases, the National Park Service has more information for some soldiers. Inquiries regarding these men can be directed to: National Park Service, Andersonville National Historic Site, Rt. 1, Box 800, Andersonville, GA, 31711. With over 37,000 records, this collection can be an enormous help to researchers of Union ancestors who were captured by the Confederate States of America in the later years of the war.
For further information and Internet links regarding the Andersonville Prison Camp and prisoners of war in the American Civil War see the 31 March 1999 edition of Ancestry Daily News: Click Here