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Civil War stockade walls found at Camp Lawton

...hidden since the end of the Civil War helped archaeologists fulfill a quest to find the original stockade walls of Confederate Camp Lawton.The discovery was confirmed last week, as crews filming a PBS documentary were visiting the Jenkins County...
Could more be buried at prison?

...prisoner death rate at Andersonville was 26 percent, he said, and the average death rate for Union soldiers in Confederate camps was 13 percent. If the 685 bodies exhumed and moved to Beaufort after the war were the only casualties, the death...
Intentions of 'Ol' Pete' remain misunderstood

...plan. "The leaders of the Lost Cause wanted Lee to be without fault," said Mr. Francis, who notes that another Confederate camp unveiled a monument to Longstreet's birthplace on the grounds of the North Augusta Country Club in 1998. "It...
Battle of Aiken

...adjacent to the battlefield, cordoned off into a series of informal streets. "This will all look like an authentic Confederate camp." Although no real lead is sent whistling through the air, there is some risk involved with re-enactments...
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Pop Rocks: Band's soft sound gets attention

...CONFEDERATE IS SWEET At the risk of sounding like a cyber stalker, I've been keeping an Internet eye on the Dead Confederate camp. I knew the Athens/Augusta act was in the studio, working on a follow-up to Wrecking Ball , the record that...
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Tour recounts Civil War melee in 'Cold Mountain'

...Battle of the Crater was unique in its ferociousness. After Union soldiers blasted a meteor-size crater beneath a Confederate camp outside Petersburg toward the end of the Civil War in July 1864, hundreds of Union troops rushed unwittingly into...
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Confederate Camp Lawton: a justifiable lesson in secrecy

By the time archeologists announced last week they had located the remains of the Civil War's largest prison camp, most nearby residents already knew something special had been found. Weeks earlier, federal authorities abruptly cordoned off the site within Magnolia Springs State Park and erected more than a mile of steel fence topped with barbed wire. Armed guards patrolled night and day and motion-sensors were programmed to activate hidden cameras.