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

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A depiction of the Confederate burning of the lighthouse on Tybee Island

A depiction of the Confederate burning of the lighthouse on Tybee Island (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

  • A depiction of the Confederate burning of the lighthouse on Tybee Island
  • The USS Water Witch, which was captured by Confederates in June 1864. The ship’s wreckage was discovered in October 2007 in a riverbed near Savannah.
  • The Green-Meldrim House, Sherman’s headquarters in occupied Savannah
  • Sherman’s army entering Savannah in December 1864
  • A depiction of the Battle of Waynesboro on December 4, 1864
  • This fanciful historic print shows guards behind the dead line, a feature at Andersonville Prison but not at Camp Lawton.
  • Depiction of Sandersville on November 26, 1864, as Sherman’s troops passed through town
  • Augusta Canal and Locks
  • Unfinished painting by Wilbur Kurtz depicting the last Confederate States of America cabinet meeting, which was held in Washington, Georgia
  • Thomas Nast’s "An Incident of General Sherman’s March through Georgia"
  • A depiction of the market in Macon
  • Sherman’s troops foraging along the March to the Sea
  • Issuing rations at Andersonville Prison on August 17, 1864
  • Union Private Thomas O’Dea’s sketch of Andersonville Prison as he remembered it in August 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war
  • The Columbus Iron Works (now the Columbus, Georgia, Convention and Trade Center), burned during the war, was rebuilt, and burned down again in the early 1900s.
  • Federal forces destroying the Macon Railroad at Jonesboro
  • “Sherman’s Neckties”
  • Late nineteenth-century photo of the Stone Mountain Depot
  • Wilbur Kurtz painting depicting the fighting at Stone Mountain
  • The interior of a bombproof shelter
  • The Battle of Utoy Creek
  • Wartime sketch of Confederate casualties following the Battle of Ezra Church
  • The Augustus Hurt House, which served as General Sherman’s headquarters on July 22, 1864, during the Battle of Atlanta
  • The camp of the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on the grounds of the Atlanta City Hall
  • The burning of the railroad roundhouse at Atlanta on November 14, 1864
  • Residents preparing to leave Atlanta on orders of General Sherman
  • War-era view near the site of Mayor Calhoun’s surrender of Atlanta, showing Confederate fortifications in the foreground and the Ponder House in the background
  • Federals of Mersey’s Brigade retake Degress’ Illinois battery of twenty-pound Parrott Rifles at the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. The Troup Hurt House is in the background.
  • Atlanta in 1864
  • Late nineteenth-century photo of Atlanta landmark Moore’s Mill. The mill was damaged but not destroyed during military operations along Peachtree Creek
  • The Federals fording the Chattahoochee River near Roswell
  • Harper’s Weekly depiction of the Federal signal station atop Vinings Mountain. Sherman’s first view of Atlanta was from this position.
  • Depiction of the Georgia Military Institute
  • A view of Marietta Square that appeared in Harper’s Weekly on August 6, 1864
  • The Confederate locomotive "General" at Big Shanty shortly before being hijacked by Andrews
  • Generals Johnston, Hardee, and Polk on top of Pine Mountain on June 14, 1864, shortly before Captain Peter Simonson’s 5th Indiana Battery fired the shot that killed General Polk
  • Photo of earthworks around Burnt Hickory Road, taken in 1864 by George Barnard
  • War-era view south through Allatoona Pass
  • Allatoona Pass by Don Troiani, which can be seen in the Civil War Gallery in the Booth Western Art Museum
  • War-era depiction of Allatoona
  • Kingston after having recently been occupied by Sherman’s troops
  • Painting by Wilbur Kurtz depicting Andrews’ Raiders destroying railroad tracks and telegraph lines
  • The Battle of Resaca
  • The Resaca battleground
  • The Confederate locomotive "General" at Big Shanty shortly before being hijacked by Andrews
  • Wartime image of the Ross House
  • Lemuel P. Grant Mansion
  • War-era view of Lee & Gordon’s Mill
  • A war-era depiction of the Battle of Chickamauga
  • The hanging of Captain Henry Wirz, the commandant of Andersonville Prison and the only Confederate officer or soldier convicted and executed for war crimes during the Civil War
  • Butler Island Plantation
  • The USS Atlanta, formerly the CSS Atlanta and the Fingal, on the James River, Virginia, 1864-65
  • James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823-1901), the primary naval agent of the Confederacy in Europe and uncle of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president
  • First place winning photo of the 2012 Rediscover Rome Photo Contest
  • Photo of John Wisdom, Georgia's Paul Revere
  • A monument dedicated to the 400 women arrested for treason in July 1864 stands at 75 Sloan Street in Roswell.
  • Eliza Frances Andrews (1840-1931) was a writer, newspaper reporter, editor, columnist, social critic, scientist, and educator.
  • A member of the famed “Fighting McCook” family, Edward M. McCook led the First Cavalry Division in the Army of the Cumberland in the Battle of Brown's Mill.
  • The Battle of Brown's Mill started at the Newnan Broad Street Depot in July 1864
  • John Lincoln Clem, The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga: An American Legend
  • "Battle of Chickamauga," an oil painting depicting a dramatic moment in the Battle of Chickamauga, by Alfred Thorsen after the lithograph.
  • Unknown Confederate soldier grave marker in Atlanta's Historic Utoy Cemetery
  • The Battle of Utoy Creek, Painting by Marc Stewart
  • A reenactment of the Battle of Ringgold Gap, October 2013
  • A bronze statue of General Patrick Cleburne is located in a small park near the Ringgold Depot.
  • The CSS Georgia is being recovered from the Savannah River as part of efforts to expand the harbor.
  • Sherman ordered noncombatants to flee Atlanta in September 1864
  • Ruins of Hood's 28-car ammunition train and the Schofield Rolling Mill, near Atlanta, September 1864. Photographed by George N. Barnard.
  • Sherman's campaign - Burning of the railroad roundhouse at Atlanta, November 1864
  • This marker was erected in 2011 at the Historic Dawson County Courthouse in Dawsonville, Ga.
  • Confederates successfully defended the Altamaha River Bridge in December 1864
  • This 54-millimeter scale model of a Shoupade illustrates the unique design.
  • (Charles Henry Smith, 1826-1903)
  • T.R.R. Cobb (1823-1862)
  • Promised Land House
  • More than 400 Confederate soldiers are buried around a large cross in Resaca Confederate Cemetery.
  • The first Confederate cemetery established in Georgia.
  • Kennesaw Mountain
  • The Cannonball House in Macon was struck by a cannonball in a cavalry raid in July 1864.
  • Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)
  • The white house in the background is the Ponder House, which housed Confederate sharpshooters until it was destroyed by Union artillery.
  • Hood evacuated Atlanta, destroying ammunition trains and everything that would be of use to the Federals as his army marched south.
  • William J. Hardee was known as "Old Reliable"