Youth Group will meet Saturday, May 12 for trip to Andersonville and the POW/MIA Museum. For those in the Hamilton area, meet at St. Nicholas. We’ll be leaving at 8:30 AM. Any adults willing to assist with transportation please contact either Fr. Jeff or Heather. Anyone is welcome to join us. Andersonville and the POW/MIA Museum are free, bring enough money for lunch and anything else you may want.
For those living in Columbus and need a ride, let Heather know as she can carry up to 4 in her vehicle.
For those who live in Columbus and would like to meet us there at about 10:00, directions are:
From Columbus area
Follow GA-520/US-280 toward Cusseta. Turn left on GA-26 and head east to Buena Vista, approximately 16 miles. Continue on GA-26 to Ellaville, approximately 15 miles. In Ellaville, turn right onto US-19 then left onto GA-228. Follow GA-228 east to Andersonville, approximately 12 miles. In Andersonville, turn left on GA-49 and head north approximately 1 mile. The park entrance will be on the right.
A little background info: The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation’s history.
**Check out the Andersonville website HERE!