Andersonville Classical Argument

The Importance of Andersonville

Andersonville, also known as Camp Sumter, was the largest Confederate military prison during the Civil War. The camp was located in Macon County Georgia, and is now known as a National Historic Site.   The site contains the Civil War prison, Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoners of War Museum.   During the prisoners’ encampment in Andersonvile, the main causes of death were due to starvation, malnutrition, and disease.   Camp Sumter played an important role during the civil war, and therefore it is crucial that it be preserved for historical memory. The physical and mental suffering that occurred at Andersonville made it one of the most well known, and feared place during the Civil War, and therefore is vital that it be preserved for historical memory.
Andersonville should be preserved for the remembrance of the Civil War, including the soldiers who fought in it, and the families who were involved in this tragic event.   On the site where the camp used to be, a National Cemetery was constructed, and now contains the final resting places for the Union prisoners that were held at Camp Sumter. The personal impact is significant when someone has to experience the relocation of an ancestor’s grave, where they once unwillingly gave up their lives.   People who have personal connections to ancestors buried in the cemetery should have the option available to visit the site where their blood and memory rests at any point in time, and therefore there is a demand to keep it preserved for remembrance of family history.   These memories of ancestors being held as prisoners of war at Camp Sumter are very valuable, and should not be destroyed.   The memories are important to the fallen soldier’s ancestors because it is critical for some people to remember the purpose of those deceased deaths, and how they were treated so terribly at the location more than 146 years ago.
The extremely terrible living conditions that occurred...