Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Civil War Savannah

 Map at Fort Pulaski showing Venus Point on Savannah River, Venus Point area today, street to dock in Savannah

In Savannah we visited the Georgia Historical Society and found the likely location of the old prison camp for Union POW's (Forsythe Park), found the likely dock area in Savannah, and the prisoner exchange area on the Savannah River (Venus Point).  I was pleased that my accounts in Hiram's Honor matched up well with what we saw of the historical record in Savannah.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Augusta Georgia Civil War Roundtable

 Augusta Civil War Roundtable discussion, Descendant of Confederate soldier at the Round Table

We had the pleasure of telling the Augusta Georgia Civil War Roundtable about Hiram's Honor.  In the audience were descendants of both Union and Confederate soldiers and the discussion was enhanced by the perspectives of both.  Historic Augusta is now selling Hiram's Honor at the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home Gift Shop (

Camp Lawton Georgia

 Magnolia Springs State Park where Camp Lawton site is located, Archeologists at Georgia Southern University, Camp Lawton sketch at Georgia Southern Museum.

A major part of our trip to Georgia was a visit to Camp Lawton, a Confederate prison camp near Millen, Georgia where my ancestor was held after Andersonville.  The prison camp is being studied by the archeology department at Georgia Southern University and we met the team doing this valuable study of a relatively pristine Civil War site. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


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