Archaeologists have found the remains of the Camp Lawton stockade wall, establishing the actual layout and site of one of the Civil Wars largest prisoner of war camps. The discovery was made at Magnolia Springs State Park located in Millen.
The discovery of East Georgia's Camp Lawton prison stockade a year ago this week was considered one of the biggest Civil War finds in decades. Georgia Southern University has unveiled a new artifact relating to the site. An archaeologist says, it goes to the heart of what it meant to live at Camp Lawton.
Jenkins County has seen its luck turn around. The recent discovery of a civil war prison could bring thousands of tourists to town. But now the county known for having the highest unemployment rate in the state will be the site of a new state prison.
At the site of a confederate prison camp in Jenkins County archeologists continue to uncover what could be hundreds of priceless civil war artifacts. The find could give a much needed boost to the county’s flat lined economy.