In 1864, deep in the Confederate South, thirty-three thousandYankee soldiers were held imprisoned and stripped of dignity, hope andfreedom by the rebel army. They were herded into a log stockade where foodwas scarce, conditions were brutal, and men's characters were put to theultimate test. Andersonville is their story. At the infamous Andersonville prison, captured Union Soldierswitnessed both shocking acts of betrayal and inspiring acts of heroism.Based on personal journals and historical records, Andersonville isthe story of a nation divided and of men trapped together in a struggle forsurvival. An unforgettable journey into the most harrowing chapter in ourcountry's history, Andersonville reveals both the trials of war andthe power of the human spirit. Andersonville is a Turner Network Television event. Theminiseries will be directed by John Frankenheimer (The ManchurianCandidate, The Iceman Cometh) and stars FrederickForrest.