Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27, 1864: Preparations underway for Andersonville Prison

A sketch plan of Andersonville in full operation as it would have looked later in 1864.

A new Confederate prisoner of war camp is being established at Andersonville and it requires supplies.
CAMP SUMTER, Andersonville, Ga., January 27, 1864.

Colonel HARRIS, Commanding Conscript Camp, Macon, Ga.:

SIR: Under instructions from the Quartermaster-General I am required to purchase in southwestern Georgia and in Florida as much beef as I shall need for the supply to Federal prisoners at this post, and shall need some detailed men to drive the beeves. Will you be kind enough to inform me whether I shall make application to you for the detail of those men and if any special form is required. Please answer at once, as I must be making my necessary arrangements.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. WINDER,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

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