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Civil War Sites in Georgia

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Civil War Sites in Georgia

Plantation Trace

  Large plantations and hunting preserves still survive in this tourist area. While there may be few Civil War markers, the land was the breadbasket of the Confederacy, and agricultural land still stands as evidence to its importance.

Thomas County

Thomasville Prison Camp Site
Wolfe Street
Thomasville, GA

A historical marker relates that Confederate authorities, fearing a raid on Andersonville by Gen. Sherman’s army, chose Thomasville as a temporary prison camp, and 5,000 prisoners were brought here in the second week of December, 1864. Several hundred prisoners died of disease in the five-acre camp and were buried in the Methodist cemetery. Once Sherman was settled in Savannah, the emergency camp was closed and the prisoners were relocated to Andersonville, arriving on December 24, 1864.

Lowndes County

Lowndes County Historical Society Museum (NRHP)
305 West Central Ave.
Valdosta, GA 31601

The exhibits in this museum highlight local Civil War participation, particularly uniforms and documents, historic architecture, and cotton industries.