Topic - Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is a public co-educational research university located in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. It is part of the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. Georgia Southern is also classified as a Doctoral and Research University (2006) by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia with a fall 2009 enrollment of 19,086 students (Fall 2009), behind University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. - Source: Wikipedia

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In an undated photo provided by Georgia Southern University, graduate student Kevin Chapman (left) surveys the site of Camp Lawton, a Civil War prison, while students dig in a trench in search of artifacts. The team has found some, including a bronze buckle used to fasten tourniquets during amputations.

    A prison camp with a history

    Preserved for nearly 150 years, perhaps by its own obscurity, Camp Lawton began yielding treasures from the Civil War almost as soon as archeologists began searching for the short-lived Confederate prison camp.

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