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Monday, August 30, 2010

Digging Up the Past

The American Civil War took place 150 years ago. In that time we had already developed the art of photography and a good portion of the war was documented by photographers. Still, new information continues to be found through the work of archeologists. Some of this work unearthed artifacts from a Confederate prison camp. Camp Lawton, was located in Georgia and has been relatively undisturbed since the war ended. Lawton was opened to handle the overflow of prisoners from the most notorious of prison camps, Andersonville. Although it existed for a very brief time, Camp Lawton is proving to be treasure trove for historians. To learn more, click here and here.

To read about Andersonville, look for these:

Kantor, MacKinlay. Andersonville. [F KAN]

Marvel, William. Andersonville: The Last Depot. [973.7 MAR]

Sneder, Robert Know. Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey. [973.7 SNE]

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