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

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  • Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Augusta | Classic South | 3/1/2013 - 12/29/2015

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area presents a Petersburg boat tour highlighting Augusta's role as a Confederate city. The one-hour tour explores the behind-the-lines role that the canal played in supplying the troops, including the famous Confederate...

  • Greater Atlanta Coin Show

    Greater Atlanta Coin Show

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro | 1/5/2014 - 12/14/2014

    Located in a hotel on a Civil War site, many dealers offer coins, currency, bullion and collectibles at the Greater Atlanta Coin Show one Sunday per month. People can browse, buy, sell or trade at the show. The experienced dealers also offer free verbal appraisals for items brought to the show...

  • Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    Macon | Historic Heartland | 1/22/2014 - 11/21/2014

    See a display of artifacts and portraits of Hay House residents affected by the war. The exhibit will give special attention to the incredible story of Philemon Tracy, a Confederate family member who was secretly carried across Northern territory to be buried there. The mystery of why a Union soldier...

  • First Saturday Programs

    First Saturday Programs

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 2/1/2014 - 12/5/2015

    During the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, park staff will conduct a series of programs on the first Saturday of each month. These programs will explore the events, conditions, or emotions of prisoners during the war. To expand the prisoner story, the park will also feature other Civil War prisons...

  • Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    Old School History Museum Civil War Display

    Eatonton | Historic Heartland | 3/1/2014 - 11/30/2014

    The Old School History Museum will feature a number of new items in its Civil War display beginning in March, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several...

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 3/17/2014 - 12/31/2014

    During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Brown House Museum will offer a rotating exhibit like none offered before. Civil War artifacts, memorabilia, personal letters written from soldiers to their loved ones and historic war papers from Washington County families will be on display. Uniforms, trunks...

  • Voices From The Civil War

    Voices From The Civil War

    Brunswick | The Coast | 4/10/2014 - 5/31/2014

    Voices from the Civil War is an educational program suitable for all ages performed at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. The current programs and dates are as follows. General James Longstreet's connection with the Dent family.  April 17 and May 22. Civil War photography.  April 19 and May 16. Weapons...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 4/26/2014 - 5/31/2014

    This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide...

  • Civil War Round Table of Cobb County

    Civil War Round Table of Cobb County

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 5/1/2014

    Civil War Round Table of Cobb County: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Drive, in Kennesaw. David Evans will lecture on 'Upon Which Everything Depends" – The Crucial Role of Horses and Mules in the Atlanta Campaign.'

  • Longstreet Society Annual Bivouac/Picnic

    Longstreet Society Annual Bivouac/Picnic

    Gainesville | NE Georgia Mountains | 5/3/2014

    The Longstreet Society's Annual Bivouac at The Historic Piedmont Hotel features games, tours, music, lunch and Civil War reenactors. Members of the Longstreet Society and non-members are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.longstreetsociety.org/News.html.

  • "Sherman Comes to Dalton" Guided Bus Tour

    "Sherman Comes to Dalton" Guided Bus Tour

    Dalton | Historic High Country | 5/3/2014

    The tour will take place on Saturday May 3, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Dalton Freight Depot. A continental breakfast, box lunch, and transportation are included in the $40 price. The tour will conclude at the Freight Depot at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tour sites include: Clisby Austin House, Huff...

  • Civil War Comes Alive!

    Civil War Comes Alive!

    Cartersville | Historic High Country | 5/3/2014

    Civil War Comes Alive! is a day-long event to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Activities will be held at Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum. Visitors will be able to experience what life was like on the home front, listen to authentic music, chat with soldiers from the...

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 5/3/2014

    This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes inside the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center.

  • The Longstreet Society's Picnic/Bivouac

    The Longstreet Society's Picnic/Bivouac

    Gainesville | NE Georgia Mountains | 5/3/2014

    The Longstreet Society invites the community to its Picnic/Bivouac from 10 to 4 on Saturday, May 3. at the historic Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple Street, Gainesville, GA. Meet reenactors, tour the historic hotel, have lunch with new friends and old friends. General Longstreet's 19th century hotel, which...

  • Archaeology At Camp Lawton

    Archaeology At Camp Lawton

    Millen | Classic South | 5/3/2014

    Talk with Georgia Southern University's archaeology team about recent findings at Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prison Camp for Union POWs. Learn about the camp's history and daily lives of the prisoners, and see some of the equipment being used to uncover artifacts. Photos of the artifacts will be available...

  • Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

    Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 5/3/2014 - 5/31/2014

    Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and...

  • Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/10/2014

    On May 11, 1865, A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live reenactment of this event. We also will be reenacting his homecoming that took place on Oct. 27, 1865.

  • Bleeding Gray & Blue Walking Tours

    Bleeding Gray & Blue Walking Tours

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro | 5/10/2014

    Join us as we walk the Historic Marietta Square with noted historian Brad Quinlin. These fascinating tours will highlight the places and events around the square found in our upcoming exhibit, Bleeding Gray and Blue: Marietta's Civil War Hospitals. Beginning in September of 1863, soldiers wounded in...

  • Dedication of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®

    Dedication of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®

    Tunnel Hill | Historic High Country | 5/10/2014

    In May 1864, two devastating events began: the Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea. This year, at the start of their 150th anniversary is a special dedication of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®. Admission to this commemoration is free. Activities available all day: Tours of the Western & Atlantic...

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/16/2014 - 5/18/2014

    During May 14-15, 1864, the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca, Georgia. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army of 55,000 soldiers had fallen back from Dalton and had occupied the strong defensive fortifications around the town. In hot pursuit...

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Spring Ramble

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Spring Ramble

    Cartersville | Historic High Country | 5/16/2014 - 5/18/2014

    Tour stunning historic homes in a wide variety of architectural styles, wander the streets of downtown, and venture in the surrounding countryside. You won't want to miss this opportunity to explore nearly 40 private homes and sites rarely seen by the public. Guests will also enjoy catered meals by the...

  • EchoTaps

    EchoTaps

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 5/17/2014

    On Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday of May, the solemn tune Taps will be sounded at every National Cemetery and U.S. Veterans Cemeteries worldwide at 11:00 a.m. This tribute to veterans is called Echotaps. The public is encouraged to be at Andersonville National Historic Site to witness this unique...

  • Saturday Lecture Series

    Saturday Lecture Series

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 5/17/2014

    The American Civil War is often studied because of its battles, but people tend to ignore how it helped revolutionize the medical field. Bloodshed on the battlefield and the spread of disease led to advances in medical decision making and clinical knowledge. The war also triggered the birth of the nursing...

  • Sundays at the Museum Series: How to Search for Your Civil War Ancestor

    Sundays at the Museum Series: How to Search for Your Civil War Ancestor

    Eatonton | Historic Heartland | 5/18/2014

    Sundays at the Museum presents "How to Search for Your Civil War Ancestor." Mr. Segars, a writer and publisher, is a frequent speaker at genealogical gatherings. He will share his expertise with those interested in tracing their Civil War ancestry. 2 p.m. The Sundays at the Museum series takes place...

  • The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 5/19/2014

    "The Civil War and the Forging of Character" lecture series continues this spring with John McCardell, Ph.D., on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. Dr. McCardell will present a talk on "The Civil War and the Quest for Nationality." Dr. McCardell, president emeritus of...

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