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

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  • ' Technology in the Civil War' Course

    ' Technology in the Civil War' Course

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 9/13/2016 - 10/4/2016

    Registration is now open for 'Technology in the Civil War' course, which begins Tuesday, September 13. Register now at http://bit.ly/2bLmJtN

  • Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Washington | Classic South | 9/15/2016 - 12/31/2016

    In the Victorian Era, death was almost as much a part of society as living. Due to the high mortality rate of women and children and the lack of services to attend to the deceased, deaths were very much a family affair that took place in the home. Southerners, especially, adopted the mourning practices...

  • Lecture: "The Civil War as a Launching Point for the Modern Embalming Industry"

    Lecture: "The Civil War as a Launching Point for the Modern Embalming Industry"

    Cartersville | Historic High Country | 9/29/2016

    On September 29 at 7 p.m., former Bartow History Museum staff member, Elise Petersen, will discuss the increased necessity and use of the embalming process during the Civil War period. Find out how the perspective on death and loss changed during the war. Hear about the embalming industry's pioneers...

  • Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    Emerson | Historic High Country | 10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016

    Talented reenactors will commemorate the anniversary of this battle during this weekend-long event. There will be tactical reenactments, confederate and federal living history, and weapon demonstrations. This event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site.

  • 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 Art Exhibit Reception

    Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/6/2016 - 10/6/2017

    An art exhibit depicting the Civil War in Washington County will open October 6, 2016, with an open house and reception. The time will be 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. See art by local artists from the Fall Line Artist Guild throughout the museum. Three new artist paintings and photographs will be introduced this...

  • Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Rockmart | Historic High Country | 10/8/2016

    Join the Euharlee Valley Historical Sociey with the annual Veterans Memorial Service at the Historic Van Wert Church in Rockmart, Ga. The Euharlee Valley Historical Society uses re-enactors to pay tribute to the many military veterans who were laid to rest in the church cemetery. In addition to Civil...

  • The Civil War in Washington County

    The Civil War in Washington County

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/11/2016 - 10/11/2017

    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...

  • History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    Millen | Classic South | 10/14/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Come experience an entertaining evening of history, beautiful scenery, and ghostly tales. Learn about the historic Civil War prison "Camp Lawton" from Author Dr. John Derden. Enjoy a walking lantern tour of the grounds which encompasses the prison and fort areas while sharing ghostly experiences of previous...

  • Resthaven Revisited

    Resthaven Revisited

    Washington | Classic South | 10/15/2016

    What better way to get into the spooky season than by visiting with a bunch of chatty cemetery spirits? The amiable spirits of Resthaven Revisited, an animated historic walking tour of Resthaven Cemetery, eagerly share their first-hand accounts of historical happenenings in Washington-Wilkes on this...

  • Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 10/22/2016

    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

    Learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Registration starts...

  • 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...

  • Camp Lawton History Day

    Camp Lawton History Day

    Millen | Classic South | 11/22/2016

    Explore the museum and grounds of Camp Lawton on this 152nd anniversary of the evacuation of the Civil War prison camp. Park Rangers will be available to share the history of the camp. Learn about some of the interesting men who passed through the stockade walls. While you're here take a peaceful hike...

  • Christmas at the Fort

    Christmas at the Fort

    Alto | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 12/3/2016

    Experience an "old fashion Christmas" at Fort Hollingsworth-White House. Step back in time and enjoy the sights and smells of the holidays of a simpler time. There will be historians and soldiers to educate and demonstrate what being far from home during the holidays was like from 1793-1862. Enjoy mulled...

  • 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.

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017

    The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men. Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic...

  • Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 9/16/2017

    Enjoy our Blue-Gray BBQ Contest during the day, commemorating the great Blue-Gray BBQ of 1889 that took place on the grounds, which resulted in the formation of the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the United States (Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park). BBQ vendors will have their...

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