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    The Union Civil War dead at Andersonville were buried very close together,much more so than later interments. At first they used pine coffins but as prisoner deaths increased,they began burying them shoulder-to-shoulder. The second picture is one of my favorites that I took that day. It is a pretty powerful image to me. It is Union graves,Section H of the cemetery. I stood in the bed of my truck to take the picture. If I'd had more time,I would've walked that section.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtex View Post
    The Union Civil War dead at Andersonville were buried very close together,much more so than later interments. At first they used pine coffins but as prisoner deaths increased,they began burying them shoulder-to-shoulder. The second picture is one of my favorites that I took that day. It is a pretty powerful image to me. It is Union graves,Section H of the cemetery. I stood in the bed of my truck to take the picture. If I'd had more time,I would've walked that section.


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    Yes, powerful photos for sure. Thanks for them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Felix Birdbiter View Post
    I think the South got a bad rap on how it treated the Northern prisoners. The South was running out of supplies for their own troops, much less POW's. There were almost three times the number of prisoners held at the prison then it was built for. I think it did the best it could with the little it had but like all things relating to the War of Northern Aggression the South could do no right and the North could do no wrong.
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    I have visited Gettysburg several times and have yet to find any acknowledgement that Southern troops fought and died there as well. There are no grave markers for any Southerners who fell during this battle.
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    Just a few more from Andersonville National Cemetery. I really like these shots too. If there's a better way to post pics in this forum,I'm open to suggestions. Can't seem to post them any way other than thumbnail.:



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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtex View Post
    Just a few more from Andersonville National Cemetery. I really like these shots too. If there's a better way to post pics in this forum,I'm open to suggestions. Can't seem to post them any way other than thumbnail.:
    Iíve found that TPF has a maximum size for images. I use other sites to post images and then link to them by url. imgbb.com is a file repository thatís not too bad and free to join.
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