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Blackshear Prison Site image, Click for more information
By John Walker Guss, December 22, 2006
Blackshear Prison Site
Georgia (Pierce County), Blackshear — 113-2 — Confederate Prison Camp
Here stood a Confederate prison camp for Union prisoners of war. Established about November 18, 1864, the camp held more than five thousand prisoners until the first week of January, 1865. These prisoners were brought here from camps at Millen and . . . — Map (db m1501) HM
Georgia (Pierce County), Blackshear — General Blackshear's Military Road
Gen. David Blackshear Ordered this military road cut to Darien and on to St. Marys July 1st. 1814 — Map (db m24736) HM
Georgia (Pierce County), Blackshear — 113-1 — Pierce County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 18, 1857, is named for Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire Democrat and fourteenth President of the United States, 1853 to `57. He was a General in the Mexican War. Blackshear, incorporated December . . . — Map (db m24037) HM

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