|Stockade at Camp Lawton|
Two summers of archaeological work at the site by Georgia Southern University have uncovered a wide array of new information about the short-lived prison camp. It was only used for six weeks before the approach of Sherman's army forced its evacuation, but the prisoners left behind a surprising number of artifacts that tell the story of their time there.
|Monument at Camp Lawton Site|
|Earthworks of Confederate Fort|
At the prison site itself, it is possible to see the area where the stockade stood, the spring that provided water for the prisoners, the well-preserved earthworks of Confederate forts that overlooked the POW camp. Interpretive panels and other signage help explain the significance of the site and its history.
To learn more, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/camplawton.