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- DescriptionWhen it opened in October 1864, Camp Lawton was called the world s largest prison. Operational only six weeks, this stockade near Millen, Georgia, was evacuated in the face of advancing Federal troops under General Sherman. The prison served as headquarters for the Confederate military prison system, witnessed hundreds of deaths, held a mock election for president, was involved in a sick exchange, hosted attempts to recruit Union POWs for Confederate service, and experienced escape attempts. Burned by Sherman's troops following its evacuation in late November 1864, the prison was never reoccupied. Over the next 150 years, the memory of Camp Lawton almost disappeared. In 2010, the Confederate military prison was resurrected--a result of the media event publically showcasing the findings of recent archeological investigations. New in paper, this book t only summarizes these initial archeological findings, but is also the first full-length, documented history of Camp Lawton.
- Author BiographyJohn K. Derden, born into a military family, led a peripatetic childhood during his elementary and secondary school years, living in France, Germany, Oklahoma, USA, Georgia, USA, Hawaii, USA, and Kentucky, USA, before returning to his native Georgia for college, USA. Earning degrees at University of Georgia, USA (BSE, MA, PhD) and Reinhardt University, USA (AA), he taught one year of high school and was a professor of history for thirty-one years at East Georgia State College. USA.
- Author(s)John K. Derden
- PublisherMercer University Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2015
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMercer University Press
- Content NoteIlustrations, Maps
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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