Map "Camp Lawton" at Millen, Georgia : about 8,600 prisoners confined here 14th November 1864.

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Title
"Camp Lawton" at Millen, Georgia : about 8,600 prisoners confined here 14th November 1864.
Summary
Concerns a Confederate prison camp for Northern soldiers that was brand new in October 1864 when Sneden was transferred from Savannah, Ga., back inland to Camp Lawton at Millen, Ga. Sneden shows the 44-acre stockade and then the immediate area outside of the stockade where there was a Confederate camp, fort, hospital, and log residences for the Confederate officers. Also, depicted is a tent next to the house of the surgeon, Isaiah White, who parolled Sneden at Camp Lawton and made him an assistant. This tent is marked as "R.K.S. tent."
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1861-1865]
Subject Headings
-  White, Isaiah Henry,--1838-1907
-  Confederate States of America.--Army--Surgeons
-  Camp Lawton (Prison stockade)
-  Military prisons--Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Millen (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
-  Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
-  United States--Georgia--Millen
Notes
-  Across the bottom margin: "The Prison was located 5 miles from Millen, a town on The Central Georgia R.R. 83 miles from Savannah."
-  Across the top margin: "Unknown--491 were buried in a trench near the RRoad 2000 yards from Stockade. 450 were buried in 2 trenches near Hospitals." After parolled at Camp Lawton, Sneden kept the death book for the camp surgeon and thus had access to these figures.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Under the title: "Copy of original made while a prisoner of war by R.K. Sneden, 10th Octr. 1864."
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  Robert Knox Sneden scrapbook (Ms5:7 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden diary, 1861-1865 (v. 6, p. 139).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 13 x 16 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00054
Online Format
image
Description
Concerns a Confederate prison camp for Northern soldiers that was brand new in October 1864 when Sneden was transferred from Savannah, Ga., back inland to Camp Lawton at Millen, Ga. Sneden shows the 44-acre stockade and then the immediate area outside of the stockade where there was a Confederate camp, fort, hospital, and log residences for the Confederate officers. Also, depicted is a tent next to the house of the surgeon, Isaiah White, who parolled Sneden at Camp Lawton and made him an assistant. This tent is marked as "R.K.S. tent."

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Sneden, Robert Knox. "Camp Lawton" at Millen, Georgia: about 8,600 prisoners confined here 14th November 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00054/. (Accessed June 24, 2017.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1864) "Camp Lawton" at Millen, Georgia: about 8,600 prisoners confined here 14th November 1864. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00054/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. "Camp Lawton" at Millen, Georgia: about 8,600 prisoners confined here 14th November 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00054/>.