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...

  • Civil War Naval Course at KSU

    Civil War Naval Course at KSU

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 7/18/2016 - 8/22/2016

    Registration is now open for a Civil War Naval course, with instructor Michael K. Shaffer, starting July 18! At the outbreak of war, the United States had a minimal number of ships, the Confederacy had none. Over the course of four years, both sides ramped-up their floating forces, with each adopting...

  • ' Civil War Discussion'

    ' Civil War Discussion'

    Acworth | Atlanta Metro | 7/30/2016

    Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will be at the bookstore to talk with you during Acworth's Classic Car Show, and sign copies of his book, 
"Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War!"

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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