Searching for stories at Camp Lawton

Lance Greene, an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, looks over sediment being sifted by students Heather McNamee, left, and Victoria Simpson during an excavation at the site of Camp Lawton, a large Civil War prison built just north of Millen, Georgia. Greene says the archaeological effort is aimed, in part, at trying to learn more about the grouping and ethnicity of Union prisoners who were housed there in late 1864.

Lance Greene, an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, looks over sediment being sifted by students Heather McNamee, left, and Victoria Simpson during an excavation at the site of Camp Lawton, a large Civil War prison built just north of Millen, Georgia. Greene says the archaeological effort is aimed, in part, at trying to learn more about the grouping and ethnicity of Union prisoners who were housed there in late 1864.