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The hard work of digging for the past
Archaeologists at Camp Lawton dont mind the long hours and days
David Queen of Brooklet, near right, and Tyler Wallace of Manassas portray shoeless Union soldiers as the public is welcomed to Magnolia Springs State Park Wednesday after the announcement of a wealth of archaeological artifacts from the Camp Lawton site.
Following the announcement Wednesday that an archaeological team from Georgia Southern University had discovered the site of the Camp Lawton Civil War prison site, five glass cases holding a few of the artifacts were unveiled. Each case held about 25 items and represented a particular kind of artifact – buttons, personal items, military objects, utensils and hardware. As people walked past the cases, each would stop and look closely at the amazing pieces of history in front of them.
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