Though Andersonville National Historic site in Georgia rose up around a Civil War-era prisoner of war camp, it also holds the National Prisoner of War Museum and is the only site in the National Park System that serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. As such, it will welcome the longest-held American POW from the Vietnam War on January 18 to discuss his recent biography.
Military prisons during the Civil War were horrifying places during the daylight hours, and even more so at night. You can gain some insights into the conditions during a special "Night Museum" program coming to Andersonville National Historic Site next month.
Andersonville National Historic Site will be just one of many cemeteries across the country to remember and honor military veterans past and present by participating in the Wreaths Across America program.