Camp Lawton
A Confederate Military Prison


We are lucky to have several descendants of prisoners and guards from Camp Lawton who are dedicated to sharing their histories with us. Through their willingness to share family stories, journals, artifacts, and images, we are able to learn about some of those people who lived at Camp Lawton, on both sides of the stockade. Their stories hint at the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of those in the camp. We hope that these pages will also encourage other people to tell us about their family histories, and we would love to add their information to these pages.

Last updated: 10/13/2014

Camp Lawton • P.O. Box 8051 Statesboro, GA 30460-8142 • (912) 478-2587
Artifact Photography by Amanda L. Morrow
Access to artifact collection courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, custodians.