The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial

Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Chitwood Road NE, Resaca, GA, 30735

Dates

  • May 20 - May 21

Overview

The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men.

Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic Chitwood Farm just north of Resaca off Hwy. 41. The reenactment site is one of the few places in the nation that is held on part of an original battlefield, making the action seem very real as one hears the yells, smells the power, and feels the ground sake for the guns. Trains still roll through the site on the same track bed on which the Great Locomotive Chase between the General and Texas occurred in 1862.

See the infantry, full-scale cannons, cavalry, and civilian refugees converge on Resaca. Period sutler and many modern food vendors, serving breakfast, lunch, and supper will be onsite. Enjoy a day or the entire weekend with the family as history comes alive.