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

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  • Civil War Exhibit

    Civil War Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 8/18/2015 - 8/18/2016

    A rotating exhibition of Civil War artifacts, memorabilia and other collectables are on display in this exciting and very popular exhibition. Visitors will view personal letters written by Civil War Veterans to their love ones in Washington County. Weapons, uniforms and other components of the Confederate...

  • New KSU Course: "Researching the American Civil War"

    New KSU Course: "Researching the American Civil War"

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 4/4/2016 - 5/23/2016

    When beginning to research the American Civil War, one can face a daunting task if unsure of the various sources available - both primary and secondary accounts - and how to use them. During this course, we will explore basic research methods; investigate memoirs, regimental histories, and auto-biographies...

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Tour

    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Tour

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 5/11/2016

    Tour the battlefield with Civil War historian, and KSU instructor Michael K. Shaffer on Wednesday, May 11. Visit Big Kennesaw Mountain, Cheatham Hill (location of the heaviest fighting), and more locations. Learn about the key events as they unfolded during the battle, while walking the actual ground...

  • Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/14/2016

    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 and demonstrators.

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/21/2016 - 5/22/2016

    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...

  • Longstreet Society Annual Bivouac & Picnic

    Longstreet Society Annual Bivouac & Picnic

    Gainesville | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/21/2016

    Come to the Piedmont Hotel's annual Bivouac/Picnic. Enjoy music, games, a Civil War encampment and lunch with new and old friends. And remember to take a few minutes to sit and rock on the Piedmont Hotel's front porch. All activities are free and open to members and non-members. Please come.

  • A Day at the Fort

    A Day at the Fort

    Alto | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/28/2016 - 5/29/2016

    "A Day at the Fort" will be held on May 28-29, 2016, at historical 1793 Fort Hollingsworth-White House. 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 Hollingsworth-White...

  • 152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 6/4/2016

    This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield.

  • National Get Outdoors Day

    National Get Outdoors Day

    Savannah | The Coast | 6/11/2016

    Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5-mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail.

  • Juneteenth Festival Celebration

    Juneteenth Festival Celebration

    Dublin | Magnolia Midlands | 6/17/2016 - 6/18/2016

    The historic moment came on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to issue General Order No. 3 officially freeing America's final slaves. Known as Juneteenth, this event has since been celebrated as Black Independence Day by African Americans across the nation.  Beginning...

  • Civil War Junior Ranger Camp

    Civil War Junior Ranger Camp

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 7/7/2016 - 7/9/2016

    Join us for this Civil War-themed Junior Ranger Camp. The camp is for children ages 8 to 12 years old. See black powder weapons firing, including a cannon. Feel a slithering snake in your hand, get your feet wet in a creek hike while earning a Junior Ranger badge. Pre-registration is required.

  • Civil War Olympics

    Civil War Olympics

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 8/6/2016

    Just like the athletes who show their strength and agility in games of skill, soldiers of the Civil War needed to be strong and agile. Join us for our first Civil War Olympics where kids can test their skills against formidable Confederate opponents.

  • Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 9/3/2016

    Come for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs.

  • Harvest Time at the Homestead

    Harvest Time at the Homestead

    Acworth | Atlanta Metro | 9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016

    See apple cider being made with a shredder and a press. Participate in pioneer games. Play with pioneer style toys. See Civil War style cannons and rifles fire. Feel what it was like to be a civilian or a soldier in North Georgia during the Civil War.

  • Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016

    History comes alive in Andersonville the first weekend in October when hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and...

  • Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 10/8/2016

    See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 p.m.

  • Battles in the Cove

    Battles in the Cove

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016

    Join us for a look into Walker County's history. Talk with soldiers from the Confederate and Federal armies. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of camp life from a by-gone era. Witness the thrill of charging cavalry, thundering artillery and the determination of the infantry as they battle. Come...

  • Civil War Reenactment

    Civil War Reenactment

    Helen | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/5/2016 - 11/6/2016

    The Civil War re-enactment will feature period sutlers villages, demonstrations and camps. Skirmishes between the Union and Confederate armies will recreate some of the war's most interesting battles. The event will feature living history demonstrations and re-enactors from across the country. The re-enactment...

  • Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Join us to learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. See civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Relive the tense moments of the night battle at Pickett's Mill. Preregistration is required.

  • Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    Macon | Historic Heartland | 11/19/2016

    This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. The event includes soldier life portrayals and encampments, battlefield tour...

  • Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 12/10/2016

    Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy a candlelight tour, and crafts all accompanied by the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served.

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