How Old Was Andersonville

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Andersonville was built in April of 1864 . The Confederacy made Andersonville to hold captured Union soldiers because of better security and more supplied food. Andersonville is known as the South’s largest confederate military prison . The prison , after 14 months , had confined 45,000 soldiers with 400 more coming each day. Out of those 45,000 soldiers , 13,000 died from disease , poor living conditions , starvation , overcrowding , or exposure to harsh weather conditions. The building is surrounded by pine logs aligned in a vertical position , making them taller and harder to escape. Henry Wirz was the one in charge. What he said goes. Henry was hanged after an unfair trial on conspiracy and murder relating to the prison.
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