Andersonville, Georgia, is currently home to a National Historic Site and not much else. A city of less than 300 lies eerily desolate in winter – seemingly forgotten – within shouting distance of the Civil War prison ground where more than 10,000 Union prisoners died in captivity. The 45,000 prisoners received at Andersonville Prison were burdens to a war bureaucracy, a far cry from the propaganda mills or covert intel factories that came later.
“Different, different, different. Who knows what’s next?” -Jim Stockdale, Andersonville Memorial Day Speech 1994