A Threatened Site
The site of the former
prison compound, Union guard, and fortifications has been
severely impacted by:
Almost all of the
archaeological remains from the Union guard and the bay side
of the Prison Compound have been destroyed. More recently,
the remains of Fort Hill have been leveled for new housing.
us lose the opportunity to introduce the world of
archaeology and history to students of all ages.
Johnson Lunette and the major portion of the Blocks within
the Prison Compound still contain the archaeological record
of thousands of prisonersí experiences on the island.
Our goal is to insure
that these remains (noted in red on the above map) will
always be available for generations to help understand,
interpret and experience the Civil War period in American