|Archaeological Excavation at Camp Lawton|
Millen is about an hour south of Augusta and was along the route of Sherman's March to the Sea. Camp Lawton had only been in use for about six weeks when the approach of Sherman's army forced its evacuation. During that short time of operation, however, more than 10,000 Union prisoners of war were confined in the 42-acre stockade and over 700 died.
|Stream and Prison Site|
|Interpretive Kiosk at Camp Lawton Site|
In addition to the prison site itself, Magnolia Springs State Park features the well-preserved earthworks of the Confederate fortifications that surrounded the stockade. In addition, there are interpretive panels and signs to help visitors learn about the prison and its history.
To learn more about Camp Lawton, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/camplawton.