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Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Bird's eye view - gathering roots to boil coffee Thirty-three thousand prisoners in bastile
1864, 17 August
Salted paper print
9 x 13 cm (sheet) 18 x 23 (mount)
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Liljenquist Family collection, Call Number/Physical Location: PH - Riddle, no. 3 (AA size) [P&P], Library of Congress Control Number: 2017650851, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-53822 (digital file from original)
Photograph shows prisoners using latrines in the foreground and masses of huts made of sticks and blankets; the cluster of huts in the foreground was referred to as "Mud Island" (Source: Notes by Sergeant Warren L. Goss of Co. H, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, prisoner who aided the photographer at Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Goss, Warren (fl. ca. 1864-1880). Descriptions of A. J. Riddle's photographs).