Freedman’s Village

A group of freedmen are pictured in “Freedman’s Village,” the black community built on land confiscated from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Civil War leaders of the Union buried soldiers’ bodies on the property in hopes that Lee would never want to return, and Parks’ ancestor dug the very first grave near the Freedman’s Village burial site.

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Georgia archaeologists find Confederate POW camp

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

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