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The North Gate-NPS-Macon Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 11.670 W 084° 07.832
16S E 770512 N 3565605
Quick Description: This marker is near the Providence Spring.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2011 4:35:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMAFWZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 5

Long Description:
The trail follows in the footsteps of newly arriving prisoners. Captured Union soldiers marched from the village railroad station, past this spot, and uphill to the North Gate, the main prison entrance.

After prisoners passed through the outer door, it was barred behind them. Then the inner gate swung open on the prison yard. New arrivals, or "fresh fish" as they were often called, had no idea what awaited them there.

"Five hundred weary men moved along slowly through the double lines of guards. Two massive wooden gates, with heavy iron hinges and bolts, swung open as we stood there, and we passed through into the space beyond. We were at Andersonville."

Erected by National Park Service.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: none

Date: unknown

Sponsor: National Park Service

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