|National Prisoner of War Museum|
|arriving at Andersonville National Historic Site|
|pine log wall and elevated guard post|
|Men had to make shelter for themselves.|
In a diary, David Kennedy wrote about his experiences as a prisoner in the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Kennedy was a prisoner from May through September in 1864. The diary records camp living conditions, treatment by captors, the deteriorating health of the union prisoners, and the many deaths that occurred.
James M. Woodbury also wrote in a diary about his capture by Confederate forces and subsequent incarceration. Woodbury was a soldier from Mower County, Minnesota. In addition to his diary, he wrote letters to his wife Amanda and his wife writes letters back to him. Woodbury’s diary that begins in May 1864 describes his capture by Confederate forces at the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and his imprisonment at Andersonville Prison. After Woodbury died, entries are still written in his diary. The second writer told how Woodbury had been removed to the prison hospital and his subsequent death. The second writer also wrote about the deaths of other men from their regiment at Camp Sumter.
|Andersonville National Cemetery|
- Te'Keya Krystal