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

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WITNESSES TO WAR: STORIES OF COURAGE, HONOR AND SURVIVAL

Some of the most interesting and insightful accounts of the Civil War come not from the history books, but from the personal stories of the people who were there and whose lives were directly affected by the war.

This section features diary excerpts from a ten year old girl, letters from a young Georgia soldier to his mother, and biographical highlights of a former slave who built a legacy that remains strong over 150 years later.

In the coming months we will be adding additional stories so viewers can learn about the Civil War from a broad variety of perspectives, including soldiers, civilians, women, children, slaves, former slaves and others.

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