15 December 2011

Archaeologists comb newly-found Civil War POW camp

This AP news article caught my eye.  When researching those who served during the Civil War, I have a tendency to focus mostly on the details of where they joined, how long they served, where they were discharged and did they file a pension.  This is the information that often has the most relevance to my research into reconstructing families.

This article reminded me that there was so much more to the Civil War than what the dry facts of an individual’s service might reveal.  And, with so many Civil War enthusiasts and parks dedicated to this conflict, I honestly figured all the ground trod during the war had been re-trod in the 21st century – well, I was wrong!

Read the article to learn about all that was recently found at Camp Lawton (Savannah, GA)


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