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...

  • 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...

  • The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    Smyrna | Atlanta Metro | 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2015

    The City of Smyrna installed three displays containing selections from a collection of Civil War artifacts collected by Gerald Cox. The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection is displayed at Smyrna City Hall, Smyrna Public Library and Brawner Hall. Gerald Cox (1945-1996) was an Atlanta Civil War artifacts...

  • Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW

    Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 7/2/2014 - 4/4/2015

    History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta...

  • Civil War at 150

    Civil War at 150

    Oakwood | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 2/12/2015 - 4/9/2015

    The three-part lecture series, "Civil War at 150," begins Feb. 12 and is sponsored by UNG's Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy. All events are free and open to the public. The first lecture, "How the Civil War Impacted Georgia, and How Georgia Impacted the Civil War," is set for Feb...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 3/28/2015 - 4/26/2015

    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 to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great...

  • Sports, Jefferson Davis, & Moving Wall Exhibits

    Sports, Jefferson Davis, & Moving Wall Exhibits

    Dublin | Magnolia Midlands | 4/1/2015 - 5/31/2015

    History comes to life at the Dublin Laurens County Museum Heritage & Cultural Center. Stroll featured sports history exhibits, an African American history exhibit, an exhibit on the Vietnam Moving Wall, and special exhibits highlighting the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the...

  • Avenue of Flags for National Former POW Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags for National Former POW Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 4/3/2015 - 4/13/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of...

  • Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes

    Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes

    Washington | Classic South | 4/4/2015

    Join us for the annual Spring Tour of Homes in Washington, Ga. on April 4, 2015. Since 1955, Historic Washington has welcomed guests to tour some of its most impressive historic homes. This year, the Tour of Homes will feature seven privately-owned homes open exclusively for the tour. The North Alexander...

  • Southern Strawberries in the Confederate Garden

    Southern Strawberries in the Confederate Garden

    Washington | Classic South | 4/4/2015

    Take a trip back in time with living history interpreters portraying General Robert Toombs and his family and friends from the final days of the Civil War (1865) until 1881. Interpreters in the ground floor "kitchen" will explain the importance of gardening during the 19th century, then serve a "taste...

  • The Hard Hand of War: The Civil War In Its Last Year Symposium

    The Hard Hand of War: The Civil War In Its Last Year Symposium

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 4/10/2015

    General William Tecumseh Sherman believed that forcing civilians to feel what he called the "hard hand of war" was a military necessity. Making the war as harsh as possible would bring victory more quickly by undermining Confederate morale and rendering the rebels ineffectual. This new "hard war" doctrine...

  • Park Day

    Park Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 4/11/2015

    Park Day is the nationwide volunteer effort created by the Civil War Trust. This annual hands-on preservation event comprises more than 100 sites in 24 states. Volunteers will participate in activities ranging from trash removal to trail building, while learning more about each site from local experts...

  • 2015 Folklife Festival

    2015 Folklife Festival

    Tifton, GA | Plantation Trace | 4/11/2015

    Visitors celebrate the rich, rural heritage of South Georgia during the annual Folklife Festival April 11. The event showcasing South Georgia history, art and culture and features events and activities will please both children and adults. The highlight of the festival, the Turpentine Still, will feature...

  • Civil War Course: "Civil War in the Western Theater"

    Civil War Course: "Civil War in the Western Theater"

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 4/13/2015 - 6/8/2015

    From the 1862 capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, to 1864's March to the Sea, many pivotal campaigns and battles during the American Civil War took place in the Western Theater. This area of operations consisted of all the geographic territory west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River...

  • The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    The Civil War and the Forging of Character

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 4/15/2015

    On the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, The Lovett School presents the final lecture in "The Civil War and the Forging of Character," a four-year lecture series presented by Lovett to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the Battle of Atlanta. Join us on Wednesday...

  • RiverBlast!

    RiverBlast!

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015

    RiverBlast! is the largest living history event at the National Civil War Naval Museum. Meet Living History Interpreters camped on the museum's nine-acre grounds and aboard the full scale replica of the USS Water Witch. Drills, cannon firings, museum theatre and shipboard programming by uniformed Living...

  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 4/18/2015 - 10/17/2015

    Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what fall was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch someone cook over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets...

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 4/18/2015

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

  • The Last Fort to Fall the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point

    The Last Fort to Fall the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point

    West Point | Presidential Pathways | 4/18/2015

    On April 16, 1865, a force of Union cavalry commanded by Colonel Oscar H. LaGrange attacked the earthen fort guarding the railroad and wagon bridges on the Chattahoochee River at West Point, Ga. Among the soldiers who lost their lives that day unaware of Lee's surrender seven days prior was General Robert...

  • Old Clinton War Days Festival & Re-enactment

    Old Clinton War Days Festival & Re-enactment

    Gray | Historic Heartland | 5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015

    Come to Old Clinton May 2-3, 2015, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church, which took place in July 1864, and Griswoldville, which took place in November 1864 during Sherman's March to the Sea. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; modern arts and crafts will be...

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015

    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...

  • 150th Anniversary of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    150th Anniversary of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/16/2015

    One hundred and fifty years ago, on May 11, 1865, A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers, demonstrators, and...

  • Inaugural Camp McDonald Day Events

    Inaugural Camp McDonald Day Events

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 6/11/2015 - 6/13/2015

    Inaugural Camp McDonald day festivities will kick-off on June 11 and June 13, 2015! Tickets for this program on June 11 at the Southern Museum are $25, and can be purchased at www.campmcdonaldpark.org. On Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m., visit the actual camp site in downtown Kennesaw for guided tours...

  • Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 6/26/2015 - 7/6/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of...

  • Soldier's Life

    Soldier's Life

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 8/15/2015

    Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A park ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.

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