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Camp Lawton Civil War artifacts to be revealed

MILLEN, GA (WTOC) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Southern University on Wednesday plan to announce some major Civil War archaeological discoveries.

For nearly 150 years, the exact location of the stockade at Camp Lawton, which was a Confederate prison camp that was abandoned in 1864, had been unknown, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Archaeologists from Georgia Southern University have located the stockade site and found several personal artifacts that were left behind by Civil War soldiers.

Archaeologists say it is one of the most significant Civil War discoveries in decades.

A news conference of the Camp Lawton findings is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen, Ga.

Georgia Southern University and WTOC have partnered to provide live worldwide coverage of the press conference/announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday on georgiasouthern.edu and wtoc.com.

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