The Andersonville prison, officially known as Camp Sumter, was the largest Confederate military prison during the American Civil War. The site of the prison is now Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville, Georgia. Most of the site actually lies in extreme southwestern Macon County, adjacent to the east side of Andersonville. It includes the site of the Civil War prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum. In all, 12,913 of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners died there because of starvation, malnutrition, and disease.
Hilltowns men imprisoned at Andersonville
- Blade, William M. of Berne lived
- Damon, Andrew J. of Knox died
- Fish, Lester Nathan of Rensselaerville was transferred to Andersonville and his fate is unknown.
- Laraway, George W. of Berne died
- Shultes, John B. of Rensselaerville lived
- Warner, Peter William of Berne died of starvation.
- Wright, Nathaniel of Berne died
- Van Wie, George of Rensselaerville lived
Photos courtesy of Kevin Frye