Today in Andersonville History
- March 1 , 1864
Captain and Quartermaster Richard B. Winder reports to Brigadier
General and Commander of Military Prisons John H. Winder in Richmond
that Camp Sumter is nearly completed and everything is working well,
but locks, door fixtures, maintenance supplies, cooking implements,
and a cook are still needed.
- July 20, 1864
Brigadier General and Post Commander John H. Winder reports that there
are 2,421 Confederate officers and enlisted men on post; of these 517
are sick, 227 are on maintenance duty, and 126 are artillerymen,
leaving only 1,551 troops available to guard 29,000 Union prisoners.
Andersonville Historian / NPS Volunteer