Andersonville Prison, Georgia, How They Buried Them
Date August 17, 1864
Artist:Andrew Jackson Riddle, American, 1829 - 1897
Dimensions Overall, Image: 4 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (12.1 × 7.9 cm) Overall, Support: 8 × 6 5/16 in. (20.3 × 16 cm) Overall, Mat: 20 × 16 1/16 in. (50.8 × 40.8 cm)
Medium Albumen print
Credit Line Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange
Description The David L. Hack Civil War Photography Collection. A picture held vertically showing a long pathway of a trench in the earth. Near the middle of the picture stands a group of men with a body. Behind them are a few trees in the distance. The text below reads "How They Buried Them at Andersonville, Georgia. August 17th 1864." This is from _Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War_ (Hack Collection No. 2].
Exhibition History"Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection and Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photo Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, February 3 - October 29, 2006; Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC, February 15 - May 28, 2007; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, July 26 - September 21, 2008
Object Label A.J. Riddle American (1828-1897) Andersonville Prison, Georgia, How They Buried Them, August 17, 1864 Albumen print on A.J. Riddle mount 98.32.272 During the fourteen months the prison was in operation, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there. Of these, almost 13,000 died from poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, and exposure to the elements. Diseases such as dysentery, gangrene, diarrhea, and scurvy killed many. The Confederates lacked adequate facilities, personnel, and medical supplies to combat the diseases. Edited By: DS Edited Date: 01/2006
Object Number 98.32.272