Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Town wants to find evidence of POW camp

An historical marker near Blackshear, Ga., is the only indication that 5,000 Union prisoners of war and their 700 Confederate guards once bedded down on land that slopes down gently to what was once a free flowing creek. The creek has dried up and trees cover most of the 35-acre site. But local and state officials think there’s evidence in the ground and they want an archaeological study done to find it. • Article

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