Monday, November 28, 2011

Camp Lawton (Millen) Mentioned in Hiram's Pension Files

In the 125 pages of Private Hiram Terman's pension files, I located an 1897 letter to a comrade that described Hiram buying a calf's head from a Confederate guard at Camp Lawton in Georgia, making rice soup with his mess, and then getting sick and vomiting.  He was rheumatic, had scurvy, heart, and intestinal problems from his prison stays that affected his whole life.   Hiram also describes having to leave when the camp commandant told him to "break for the gate".  This he did and left alone without a chance to say goodbye to his comrades. 


  1. We visited the Georgia Southern University exhibit about Camp Lawton last week.

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