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