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Letterbox Hybrid

BGT6 - Union or Confederate?

Hidden : 3/16/2013
In Georgia, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE EITHER STAMP OR THE INK PAD FROM THE CACHE!

This cache is part of a geocaching challenge in Blackshear! For more information about the challenge, go to Geocaching in Blackshear.





No matter what side you support, if you were at this location during the Civil War, you would hope you were on the Confederate side. This is the location of a confederate prison camp. Despite only being used a couple months, there were over 5,000 union prisoners at this location. There is a nearby historical marker which can be accessed from the highway. You can find it in the additional waypoints.


Please park at the posted coordinates. Please... DO NOT attempt this cache at night. You will see a gate which has a No Trespassing sign on it. Don't worry...permission was granted to pass the gate. Walk around the gate and take an immediate right. Follow the mowed path for about 200 feet. Please, do not leave the mowed path except to get the cache. On the right, you will see a lone pine tree. Turn right off the path at the pine tree and walk towards the fence. You will see a downed tree just in front of twin oaks near the fence. The cache is behind that downed tree. If you walk farther down the mowed path, you will see an opening in the fence to the right. The opening you see here is believed to be the location of a cemetery from the prison camp. Depending on when you come, you may even see an archaeological dig!

This cache has been placed with permission from the city and county. Please be respectful of the area and enjoy the cache!

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  • Historical MarkerThis is the historical marker that is located nearby the cache location. It tells about the prison camp that was here during the Civil War.

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Last Updated: on 7/22/2014 4:33:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time (11:33 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum