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Andersonville 

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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Sort of Civil War version of "Schindler's List" looks at the atrocities that occurred in the 1864 prisoner-of-war camp run by the Confederacy in Georgia. The prison originally planned to house 8000, eventually swelled to 33,000 which left little shelter, food or water for the prisoners and unclean conditions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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English

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3 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Because Andersonville was the final resting place for thousands of union soldiers, within months of the Civil War's ending, it was made into a national cemetery. Whereas during the war it was the site of such depravity and squalor, it is now a place of peace and beauty with its visiting center, cemetery and picturesque well-groomed grounds that envelope the surrounding rolling hillsides. See more »

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Sgt. McSpadden: And what do you call this little piece of heaven?
Capt. Wirz: This? This is Andersonville.
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Without bias.
7 March 2001 | by Gettysburg2000goSee all my reviews

As a practicing Civil War re-enactor, I have found myself drawn into viewing this movie several times. I considered the movie to be the result of a very thorough and extensive research done by its creators. Everything was completely in accordance with what we in the re-enacting community call "of the period". I am speaking of authenticity. I have studied the true-life accounts left to us in the words of both Union and Confederate soldiers found in exerpts from the pages of their personal diaries, and in so doing, I have been able to combine this newly acquired knowledge with other experiences and studies related to this time period in our nation's history. After doing this, I was then able to formulate unbiased opinions about the movie.

We have to remember that the people of the middle nineteenth century were men and women just like us. There was nothing "mysterious" about their ways, their words, their fears and all their other emotions. I felt that these natural human reactions and outlooks were well portrayed by the actors of the movie, "Andersonville".


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