Andersonville Prison Commemoration

A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War.… read more

A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War. Keynote speakers included Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey and University of Akron history professor Lesley Gordon. The ceremony included a ceremonial casket on a horse-drawn limber and caisson, the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, poetry, the Maneuver School of Excellence Brass Quintet, wreath presentations, rendering of honors by the Georgia Army National Guard, taps, and a benediction.

The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville, Georgia, was built in early 1864 to hold Union POWs during the Civil War. By the time it closed, over 45,000 soldiers had been imprisoned there and almost 13,000 had died. The “Funeral for 13,000” was part of the 150th anniversary commemoration of the Andersonville National Historic Site. close

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Andersonville Prison Commemoration

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Program ID:
328089-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Andersonville, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 19, 2015 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 24, 2015 | 9:15am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Sep 19, 2015 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2015 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2015 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2015 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2015 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2015 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2015 | 3:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2015 | 6:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 23, 2015 | 10:21pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 23, 2015 | 11:21pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 12:36am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 3:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 4:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 6:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2015 | 9:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
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