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In Georgia, Clara Barton raises the Stars and Stripes over the new National Cemetery at Andersonville

Clara Barton raising the flag over the new national cemetery at Andersonville, Georgia, August 17, 1865, artist's impression
08/17/1865
In late July and early August 1865, a small force under Captain James M. Moore, with the aid of Clara Barton and local Union troops, had completed the massive task of identifying and reburying the 14,000 Union soldiers who had perished at the notorious prison camp at Andersonville.  They were able to identify most of the bodies and on August 17, 1865 Clara Barton raised the flag over the new National Cemetery.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"National Burial-Ground at Andersonville," Harper's Weekly Magazine, October 7, 1865, p. 634.