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Stockade wall uncovered at Civil War POW camp

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Archeologist work at Camp Lawton. (Source: GSU) Archeologist work at Camp Lawton. (Source: GSU)

MILLEN, GA (WTOC) -  The remains of the Camp Lawton stockade wall have been found, which marks the actual layout and site of one of the Civil War's largest Prisoner of War camps. The camp site is at Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen, Ga.

Georgia Southern University, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife archaeologists made the discovery with the help of Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia and the Lamar Institute.

Most of the southern wall of the camp and a section of the western wall, which allowed archaeologists to project the exact location of the southwestern corner, according to a GSU news release.

The team discovered the wall last week as the PBS television show "Time Team America" documented what was found.  

The public can see the stockade wall and find out more about the Camp Lawton findings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Springs State Park as part of a public day with university archaeology students and professors. For more details, go to www.gastateparks.org/MagnoliaSprings.

Archaeological work at Camp Lawton Stockade in the Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery went on during the filming for the TV show.

The show with Camp Lawton discoveries is set to air next spring or summer.

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