Submitted by Sammy Smith (email@example.com)
Camp Lawton has been in the news. Even the national news!
Always great to see archaeological topics get extensive coverage!
Camp Lawton is a 42-acre Civil War prisoner of war camp that was established in 1864. The majority of Camp Lawtons stockade and Fort Lawton earthworks are on the grounds of Magnolia Springs State Park north of Millen. Recent investigations have discovered the exact location of the Camp.
For more information, we refer you to:
- LAMAR Institute press release, with details on the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey,
- the Wikipedia,
- a CNN story,
- and a summary of information about Georgia’s Civil War prisons on the New Georgia Encyclopedia.