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Map Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April, 1864.

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  • Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April, 1864.


  • Illustrates the layout of Andersonville Camp, as Sneden refers to the prison, and the surrounding area where Confederate guard troops of the 1st Florida Battery were stationed including the headquarters of Captain Henry Wirz, roads in and out, topographical features such as swampland, a graveyard presumed to be connected with the prison, and "Anderson Village." Sneden revised this map and it is available as Mss5:1 Sn237:1 (v. 5, p. 560).


  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.


  • -  Wirz, Henry,--1823?-1865
  • -  Confederate States of America.--Army.--Florida Artillery Battery, 1st
  • -  Andersonville Prison
  • -  Military prisons--Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Andersonville (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
  • -  United States--Georgia--Andersonville


  • -  Bottom of the map: "The 1st detachment of Union Prisoners arrived Feby. 15th."
  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page.
  • -  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
  • -  Robert Knox Sneden scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society.
  • -  In the Robert Knox Sneden diary, 1861-1865 (v. 5, p. 451).


  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 15 x 19 cm.


  • Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April. 1864. Map.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1864) Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of Andersonville Prison or "Camp Sumter," April. 1864. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.