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...

  • Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Collection

    Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Collection

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro | 7/18/2014 - 3/15/2015

    To commemorate the 150th Anniversary Battle for Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center is exhibiting the incredible collection of Confederate artifacts assembled by Atlanta collector George W. Wray Jr. (1936-2004). This collection uses very rare artifacts, such as Southern–made uniforms, flags, firearms...

  • New Civil War Course - 1864-1865: The Conflict Draws to an End

    New Civil War Course - 1864-1865: The Conflict Draws to an End

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 1/26/2015 - 3/16/2015

    Join us for a special eight-week course exploring the final year of the American Civil War. Beginning in May 1864, and stretching for almost 12 months, pivotal military events occurred, east and west, as Confederate and Federal forces fought to determine the destiny of a nation. This course will cover...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 1/31/2015 - 2/28/2015

    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 Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great...

  • Super Museum Sunday

    Super Museum Sunday

    Midway | The Coast | 2/8/2015

    The Midway Museum is Georgia's only Colonial museum and offers a fascinating educational experience in from the Colonial period through the Civil War. The past comes alive with treasures and artifacts from the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War eras on display at the colonial style plantation cottage...

  • 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...

  • African-Americans: Changing History

    African-Americans: Changing History

    Lumpkin | Presidential Pathways | 2/13/2015 - 2/14/2015

    Historic Westville is a living history museum portraying 19th century life in the rural south. Westville has a collection of thirty buildings on twenty-five acres of land.

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 2/21/2015 - 3/21/2015

    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...

  • Living History Weekend

    Living History Weekend

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 3/14/2015 - 3/15/2015

    Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events that took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices. The living historians and re-enactors will explain to you 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 cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, Georgia. Among the soldiers who lost their lives that day unaware of Lee's surrender seven days prior was General...

  • 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 Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    150th Anniversay 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, along with his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battle of Griswoldville 151st Anniversary Commemoration

    Battle of Griswoldville 151st Anniversary Commemoration

    Juliette | Historic Heartland | 11/21/2015

    Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman's March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours. Donations are appreciated to help preserve...

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