Category Archives: Civil War

Stones River National Battlefield

Different views of Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Andersonville Movie Set

Andersonville Prison
Andersonville Prison

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.

Me as a Union Prisoner
Me as a Union Prisoner

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 Andersonville Movie Set