Researchers and archaeology students are getting ready to break new ground this summer at Camp Lawton, a Civil War prison camp that stayed virtually undisturbed for nearly 150 years before it was discovered in southeast Georgia. In late June, teams at Camp Lawton will dig deeper than anyone has in the previous three years.
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.
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.