Cabinet card showing a bird's eye view of Andersonville Prison, rendered in 1884 by 1st Sergeant Frank W. Smith, Co. D, 124th Ohio Infantry, who was confined there for one year beginning in May 1864. Interior of prison compound visible, enclose by three lines of pine-timber stockade, with sentinel boxes spaced at regular intervals around the perimeter of the innermost layer. With text below reading, "Frank W. Smith's Birds Eye View of / Andersonville Prison, Sumpter Co Georgia / Erected Feby 1864 [1620 x 779] Abandoned April 1865." Verso with description of Andersonville, as well as information concerning the purchase of Smith's book, Knapsack of Facts and Figures, '61 to '65.
Smith (ca 1843-1923) was born in Cleveland, OH and enlisted on January 4, 1864 as a private. He mustered into Co. D, 124th Ohio Infantry and was promoted twice, first to corporal and then 1st sergeant. On May 27, 1864, he was captured at Pickett's Mill, GA and imprisoned at Andersonville for approximately one year. Following his release, Smith mustered out on June 7, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.
Wear to edges and corners of mount, with small hole along top edge.
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