This old photo I took has an eerie ghoulish look to it. I like it!
The original Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison was located near Andersonville, Georgia, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp for Union Soldiers during the American Civil War. It was 25 acres and held almost 45,000 prisoners, 4 times the amount it was designed for and over 13,000 prisoners died there. It has quite the history and the movie Andersonville centers around a group of prisoners, calling themselves the Andersonville Raiders, attacked their fellow inmates to steal food, jewelry, money and clothing.
In 1996, I was doing Civil War Reenacting on a regular basis and we were contacted by TNT to work on a movie about the infamous Andersonville Prison. Being reenactors and having all the gear and uniforms we were offered more money than extras were and treated a little better. I signed up thinking this could be a great deal of fun. … Continue reading