On this day, one hundred and fifty years ago, prisoners of war entered Andersonville prison for the first time. Four hundred men, to be joined by about forty thousand others, soon realized that their their battle for life and death did not end; but just began. Many would only achieve freedom through death. Those that survived, and survived transfers to numerous other prisons, found themselves fighting a war of mental and physical disabilities. For some, this battle lasted much longer than the war.
Andersonville National Park is commemorating the history of the infamous prison, as well as providing details on numerous other Civil War prisons, over the next two years. Click the link for different events; it will definitely be something worth seeing.