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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 4/26/2015 - 5/29/2015

    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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids, which provide great photo opportunities...

  • 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...

  • Civil War Comes Alive!

    Civil War Comes Alive!

    Cartersville | Historic High Country | 5/2/2015

    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...

  • Vintage Base Ball Game

    Vintage Base Ball Game

    Fort Oglethorpe | Historic High Country | 5/2/2015

    Vintage base ball (yes, two words) has come to North Georgia and the Chattanooga area. Come watch as the Mountain City of Chattanooga club plays the Lightfoot Club at noon on the polo field of the Historic Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe, and the 6th Cavalry Museum. Players will play by the rules of 1864...

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 5/3/2015

    This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center...

  • The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration

    The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Fitzgerald | Magnolia Midlands | 5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015

    Commemorate the conclusion of the Civil War in Fitzgerald, Ga., May 8-9. A variety of family-friendly events are planned, including the Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon, community cookout, concert and Civil War encampments. Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.: Blues and Grays Concert in the White Swan parking lot...

  • Last Surrender of the Civil War East of the Mississippi

    Last Surrender of the Civil War East of the Mississippi

    Kingston | Historic High Country | 5/9/2015

    Experience a re-enactment of the "Last Surrender east of the Mississippi" which took place in Kingston, Georgia, on May 12, 1865, at the McCravey-Johnson House, headquarters for Confederate General William Tatum Wofford. Approximately 3,000-4,000 Confederate troops under General Wofford surrendered to...

  • 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...

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 5/16/2015 - 10/17/2015

    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...

  • A Day at the Fort

    A Day at the Fort

    Alto | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/23/2015

    "A Day at the Fort" will be held at historical 1793 Fort Hollingsworth-White House on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Entertainment will include music, storytelling, a Civil War re-enactment, tours of the fort, living history, antique car show, arts and crafts, and food, including BBQ and fried pies.  Fort...

  • Southern Litfest 2015

    Southern Litfest 2015

    Newnan | Presidential Pathways | 6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015

    A Celebration of All Things Southern! Highlights include-"Bourbon on the Porch" in the Historic District -Southern gothic panelists Dr. Casey Clabough, ed., James Dickey Review,and Ga Southern prof Emma Bolden, "War, Women & Bourbon"–luncheon discussion of Clabough's  novel "Confederados",-new author...

  • 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.

  • Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/11/2015 - 9/21/2015

    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 cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud...

  • Memorial Illumination

    Memorial Illumination

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015

    On September 18 and 19, 2015, volunteers will place nearly 13,000 candle luminaries on the prison site; each representing the death of a United States soldier during the 14-month operation of the prison. On those evenings, the luminaries will be viewable by driving the prison loop road after dark.

  • Funeral for 13,000

    Funeral for 13,000

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/19/2015

    On September 19, 2015, Andersonville National Cemetery will host a ceremony to remember the nearly 13,000 American soldiers who died while being held captive at Andersonville prison. These soldiers are part of the 56,000 Americans who died as prisoners of war during the Civil War. This service will be...

  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 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...

  • Fall Candlelight Tours

    Fall Candlelight Tours

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 11/20/2015 - 11/21/2015

    On November 20 - 21, 2015, Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m., visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment...

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