Thursday, August 19, 2010

Major Civil War Archaeological Find

OK, so I'm a day or two late on this one and I know many other bloggers have already posted it. Just in case you missed it....

Georgia Southern students have located what appears to be the remains of the Civil War prison camp known as Camp Lawton. Built as a "replacement" for the foul Andersonville Camp Lawton was in existence for a mere six weeks but held over 10,000 with the death toll reaching somewhere between 750 and 1330.

Read the full story here.


  1. It always amazes me that news media recollections of the "foul" Andersonville aren't balanced with the "foul" Point Lookout, which was no picnic, either.

  2. Just once I would like to see the news media balance their reports on such as Camp Lawton with, say, Camp Lookout or Rock Island. Naw, ain't going to happen.