UGA hosting presentation about Camp Lawton

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Snedon 1864 Camp Lawton detail

Detail from an 1864 illustration of Camp Lawton by Private Robert Knox Sneden, a Union prisoner in the camp.

The UGA Student Association for Archaeological Sciences (SAAS) is sponsoring an exciting, free event on Friday, February 18. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Along this theme, noted archaeologist Dr. Sue Moore of Georgia Southern University will give a lecture, entitled “Sacred Ground: Archeology at Camp Lawton,” discussing recent investigations and new findings at Camp Lawton, a relatively unknown and recently re-discovered Confederate prison camp that operated in 1864 near Millen, Georgia. This is an important site for both Georgia history and national history. The ongoing excavations have been covered by local and national media during the past year. We are excited and fortunate to be hosting Dr. Moore here at UGA.

The lecture will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 6:00 pm in the UGA Zell Miller Learning Center, Room 171. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information on Camp Lawton, please see Georgia Southern University’s Camp Lawton materials online here. Read more about Camp Lawton on this website by clicking here. For a longer, more detailed history of Camp Lawton, click here.

Also, we have downloadable flyers announcing the lecture (variation 1 and variation 2). Graphics were supplied by Georgia Southern University.

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

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