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Explore the critical role in the Civil War socially, economically, industrially and militarily. Expand your knowledge with appreciation of that era. Discover the important part it played on Georgia's citizens. See Civil War maps. Click on light blue links for more info.
Alexander H Stephens Park - This site combines the recreational fun of a state park with the educational resources of a historic site. Named after the V. P. of the Confederacy and governor of GA, A.H. Stephens State Historic Park features a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia, including uniforms and documents. Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, is renovated to its 1875 style, fully furnished and open for tours. Beautiful outdoor facilities make this park a treat for both nature lovers and history buffs. Located in Crawfordville, GA. Visit A.H. Stephens Historic Park
Andersonville National Historic Site is the largest prison camp for Federal prisoners and now a national memorial to all American POWs. Since the Revolutionary War American prisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans at exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum; preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and manages Andersonville National Cemetery. In Andersonville, Georgia 31711 - Visit Andersonville National Historic Site
Army Corps of Engineers Visitors Center - This museum focuses on the role of Cooper's Irons Works in the Civil War. Phone: 678-721-6700 - Located at the end of GA Spur 20, at Allatoona Dam - Directions: I-75 to exit 290, then east on Highway 20 to Spur 20 (designated GA 294 on some maps). Travel south on Spur 20 four miles to the center
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Atlanta History Center - Home of the fabulous DuBose Civil War collection. 'Turning Point: The American Civil War', located in the 9,200-square-foot Dubose Gallery, is one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions. The museum has over 1,500 Union and Confederate artifacts, including cannons, uniforms, and flags, visitors experience the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers and civilians. In Atlanta, Georgia - Visit Atlanta History Center
Barnsley Gardens - The house was built on an acorn-shaped hill reputedly cursed, and Indian legend warned it should be avoided as an unlucky site. But, having enjoyed a Midas Touch, perhaps Barnsley was unconcerned with local legend. The later life of Godfrey Barnsley was in tragic contrast to the early years that had made him one of South's wealthiest men. Fortune changed for Barnsley shortly after moving his family to Woodlands. Visit Barnsley Gardens.
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Bellvue is a stately ante-bellum home of Benjamin Harvey Hill, lawyer, Georgia and United States congressman, is regarded as one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state of Georgia. This mansion is where Confederate Navy Secretary Stephen Mallory was arrested by Federal soldiers, along with Confederate Senator Benjamin Hill. Phone: 706-884-1832 - Address: 204 Ben Hill St., LaGrange, GA 30240
Bulloch Hall - Completed in 1839 for Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell's founders, Bulloch Hall is a Greek Revival structure and one of the South's finest examples of true temple-form architecture. In 1853, Major Bulloch's daughter, Mittie Bulloch, married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (Thee) in the dining room of the house. Their son, Theodore Roosevelt became our 26th President. Located in Roswell, Georgia - Visit Bulloch Hall.
Cassville - An "almost" battle (town was burned; Confederate cemetery stands, plus marker for courthouse square). Cassville was created by the Georgia Legislature in 1832 to serve as county seat for simultaneously created Cass County (now Bartow), one of ten original counties carved from the former Cherokee territory. Visit Cassville GA.
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Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park - From strategically placed observation towers placed on the Chickamauga Battlefield, Missionary Ridge, and Lookout Mountain, observers and students could comprehend the grand campaign that extended over a 150 mile front and follow many tactical details of the actual battle. No battlefield park of this quality and magnitude could be found in any other location in the world. Most of the 1,400 monuments and historical markers on the battlefields were planned and placed by Boynton and other veterans of the battles. Visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Parks.
Columbus Iron Works Convention Center - For over a century, the Columbus Iron Works, from its plant south of the Dillingham Street Bridge, furnished goods for homes, farms, steamboats, and mills. As the Confederate Naval Iron Works, it supplied equipment for Confederate ships. As the Confederate Naval Iron Works, it supplied equipment for Confederate ships. The company's products and its steady growth were important factors in the economic development of Columbus and the region. In Columbus, Georgia - Visit Columbus Iron Works and Convention Center
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Wall has 421 Confederate and four "unknown" Union soldiers. The recently discovered names of the Confederates are engraved on the Memorial Wall. Phone: Toll Free 800-331-3258 or 706-270-9960 - Address: Emory St. in West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia 30720 - Directions: from I-75: Exit 333, Walnut Avenue east 1.6 miles, left on Thornton Avenue, 1 mile then left on Cuyler Street. Cemetery entrance is straight ahead. Confederate section is to the right of the rock chapel inside the cemetery. Near Downtown in Dalton's Historic District.
Confederate Naval Museum - Features remains of Confederate ships Chattahoochee and Jackson. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm (except Christmas). Phone: 706-327-9798 - Address: 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, Georgia 31901 Directions: Off US 280 near bridge in Columbus.
Confederate Powderworks at the Augusta Canal Sibley Mill - 2,750,000 pounds of first-quality gunpowder was produced here. At the beginning of the Civil War gun powder supplies for the Confederate armies were insufficient. In 1861 Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, charged Colonel George Washington Rains with solving this issue by creating a local supply of gun powder. Located in Augusta, Georgia - Visit Augusta Canal Sibley Mill
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Cyclorama of Battle of Atlanta - Take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta's Cyclorama. Sit at the center of a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War. You can also see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Located in Atlanta, Georgia - Visit the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.
Drummer Boy Museum - On the main street of the little village of Andersonville the undistinguished front of a turn-of-the-century brick and frame building hides a national gem, Gerald Lamby's Drummer Boy Civil War Museum. Representatives of the Smithsonian Institute, Editor David Roth of Blue and Gray Magazine, five members of the Georgia Civil War Commission, and thousands of others have visited this Museum and have been astonished at the worth of the collection. Phone: 229-924-2558 - Address: 109 Church Street, Andersonville, Georgia 31711. Visit the Drummer Boy Museum
Dug Gap Battle Park - Battle took place in February and May 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Breastworks built by Civil War soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign. Open during daylight hours. Scenic view from the top of Dug Gap Mountain hiking trail. Phone: 706-278-0217 or Toll Free 800-331-3258 - Location: West Dug Gap Battle Rd., Dalton, Georgia 30720 - Directions: Take exit #136 off I-75 and go west 1.6 miles on Walnut Ave/Dug Gap Battle Road. Park is on right side of the road.
Fort Jackson - Imagine being in a large musty fort. The smell of cannon and musket smoke fills the air. You and hundreds of other soldiers are packed together in this large fort. The roaring of cannon fire fills the air. You feel the impact of large cannon balls smashing into the walls. People rush past you in all directions. You see hundreds of soldiers off in the distance and see their muskets and cannons being fired. When you begin to think of all that is lost, reinforcements come to the rescue. Located in Savannah, Georgia Visit Fort Jackson.
Fort McAllister Historic Site - Located on the bank of the Great Ogeechee River south of Savannah, this park is the home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The sand and mud earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads, but did not fall until captured in 1864 by Gen. William T. Sherman during his "March to the Sea." Nestled among giant live oaks and beautiful salt marsh, this park is a quiet location for camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking. In Richmond Hill, Georgia - Visit Fort McAllister Historic Site.
Fort Pulaski National Monument - The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 was a turning point in military history featuring the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. These accurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaski's walls from over 1 mile away. After 30 hours of bombardment, the fort surrendered. The battle surprised military strategists worldwide, signaling the end of masonry fortifications. Located in Tybee Island - Visit Fort Pulaski
Fort Tyler of The Battle of West Point - On April 16, 1865, Union Troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, GA. Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant 7 days prior. Fort Tyler boasted an impressive list of heavy artillery. The three cannon positioned there were strategically placed to protect against attach from two corners, while the heaviest piece was placed at another corner to protect the rail system and bridges below the hill. Phone: 706-645-1440 - Visit Fort Tyler.
Gilgal Church Battle Site - During Atlanta Campaign - Holding this crossroads was Patrick Cleburne's division, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee (CS). Attacked by Hooker' XX Corps afternoon of June 15. At the close of the day, the Confederates still held the crossroads, however commanding general Joseph Johnston orders a withdrawal to the Lost/Pine/Brushy Mountain line a mile or two to the east during the night. Georgia Historical Markers at this site describe the action. Note: Current Gilgal Church is a few hundred yards west down Due West Road. The wartime church was at this point. Phone: 770-428-4815 - Address: 667 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
Green-Meldrim House at St. John's Church - It was designed and built between 1853 and 1861 by architect John Norris at a cost of $93,000. It was also General Sherman's headquarters during Federal occupation of Savannah. In Savannah, Georgia - Visit the Green-Meldrim House at St. John's Church
Jarrell Plantation - Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea," typhoid fever, Emancipation, Reconstruction, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry. In Juliette, Georgia - Visit Jarrell Plantation.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Park - Where Jefferson Davis and his family were captured by Federal calvery. When Confederate President Jefferson Davis and a few remaining staff members crossed the Savannah River into Georgia on May 3, 1865, they were headed for the Western theater of war where Davis planned to unite rebel forces and continue fighting for the 'lost cause.' On May 9, 1865, they camped in this pine forest, not knowing that pursuit was so close behind. At dawn, they were surrounded by 2 independent Union cavalry groups who were unaware of each other's presence. Gunfire ensued until the federal forces realized they had been shooting at one another. 2 Union cavalrymen died during the skirmish. Davis was taken prisoner and held in Virginia for 2 years until released. Today, a monument marks the spot where he was arrested. Visitors can tour the 13-acre historic site that includes a museum and more.
Phone: 912-831-2335 - Address: 338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750 - Directions: I-75 south to Irwinville Exit; 1.5 miles north of Irwinville, off GA 32.
Kennesaw House - Built as a cotton warehouse by John Glover in 1845, the Kennesaw House is one of Marietta's oldest buildings. Dix Fletcher purchased the warehouse in 1855, and after remodeling it, opened the Fletcher House Hotel in its place. During the early years of the Civil War, the hotel was used as a Confederate hospital and a morgue. In Marietta, Georgia - Visit Kennesaw House
Kennesaw National Battlefield Park is one of the key battles leading to the capture of Atlanta. The Atlanta Campaign started here. It was a hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved are historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments. Interpreted here are the historic events where over 5,350 soldiers were killed in the battle fought here from 6/19 - 7/2/1864. Located in Kennesaw, Georgia - Visit Kennesaw National Battlefield Park.
National Prisoner of War Museum - Dedicated to the men and women of this country who suffered captivity so that others may remain free. Their story is one of sacrifice and courage; their legacy, the gift of liberty. Phone: 478-472-2391 Address: 109 N. Dooly Street, Montezuma, Georgia 31063 Visit the National Prisoner of War Museum
New Manchester Mill Ruins in Sweetwater Creek State Park - See a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. The most popular trail (red) follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. In Lithia Springs, Georgia - Visit New Manchester Mill Ruins.
Old Cannonball House & Confederate Museum - This southern home, c. 1853, is named for damage sustained during the Civil War. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings. At the rear of the Cannonball House stands a quaint two-story kitchen house built of hand-molded brick. The upper level of this house formerly served as quarters for the house servants. Few structures of this type remain in the South today. A Civil War military collection features officers' uniforms, company flags, swords, and guns used by Georgians during the War Between the States. Phone: 478-745-5982 - Address: 856 Mulberry St, Macon, Georgia 31201
Old Governor's Mansion and State Capitol Building - Completed in 1839, the Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. It was the seat of Georgia's government during Civil War. Designed by noted architect Charles Clusky, an Irish immigrant, and built by Timothy Porter of Farmington, Connecticut, the Mansion looms over Milledgeville with its stately columns. Located in Milledgeville, Georgia. - Visit Old Governor's Mansion and State Capitol Building.
Pickett's Mill State Historic Site is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Visitors can travel roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by these men, and walk through the same ravine where hundreds died. In Dallas , Georgia - Visit Pickett's Mill Historic Site
Prater's Mill - Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Prater's Mill's heritage runs back to the days of the Cherokee Indians. During the Civil War, the mill was used as a campsite by soldiers from both sides. While occupied by the Union army, the mill was considered a valuable resource for food and was not destroyed. The Prater family operated the Mill until the 1950's. In Dalton, Georgia 30721 - Visit Prater's Mill.
Resaca Confederate Cemetery is home to over 400 confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States. This particular cemetery is designated for the soldiers that fought in the Battle of Resaca which took place May 14 and 15, 1864. From the two days of battle there are only three graves where the death date is listed as May 15, 1864. The remaining graves are listed as May 14, 1864. Many of the soldiers were identified but there are still 424 graves marked 'unknown'. Directions from Dalton: Hwy. 41 S; cemetery entrance at Whitfield/Gordon County line.
Ringgold's Western Atlantic RR Depot is a historic railroad that operated in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was founded on December 21, 1836 as the Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of GA. The line is still owned by the State of Georgia from Atlanta to CT Tower in Chattanooga, and is leased by CSX Transportation. This line is famous because of the Andrews Raid (commonly referred to as the Great Locomotive Chase), which took place on the W&A during the American Civil War on the morning of April 12, 1862. Directions: Take Exit #140 off I-75; east on GA 151 to dead end; right on U.S. 41, go under railroad bridge, take first left; depot is on left.
Robert Toombs House Historic Site and Other Ante-bellum Homes - Toombs, an ardent secessionist, was the Confederacy's first Secretary of State. A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. "Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door!" thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860. Located in Washington, Georgia - Visit Robert Toombs House Historic Site
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History - The locomotive General, stolen by Union spy James Andres in the Great Locomotive Chase. Featuring a significant collection of company records, engineering drawings, blueprints, glass plate negatives, photographs and correspondence from various American businesses representing the railroad industry in the South after the Civil War. Located in Kennesaw, Georgia - Visit the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
State Capitol Building - View the Georgia Civil War Flag Collection featuring a Confederate flag collection. Flags include the Secession Flags, Confederate Battle Flag, First National Flag of the Confederacy, Second National Flag of the Confederacy, and Third National Flag of the Confederacy. In Atlanta, Georgia - See Georgia Civil War Flags info.
Stone Mountain Park and Museum - See how the community was affected by the Civil War and how Stone Mountain granite helped build the local economy. The Confederate Memorial on Stone Mountain is the largest relief carving in the world. Learn how it came to be through exhibits featuring original designs, scale models and the 11-minute feature film The Men Who Carved the Mountain. Phone: 770-413-5086 or 770-498-5690 - Address: U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087
The U. S. Arsenal - Seized by state troops only days after Georgia seceded, is now the administration building at Augusta College. Phone: 706-737-1444 - Address: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia
Town of Madison GA - Madison has the largest designated historic district in Georgia, which encompasses most of the town. During the Civil War, Sherman's Army spared Madison destruction because it was the home of pro-Union Senator Joshua Hill. Phone: 706-342-4454 or Toll Free 800-709-7406 - Directions: Take I-20 east to Madison exit; then US 129 north.
Tunnel Hill & Clisby Austin House - Built to connect the Port of Augusta to the Tennessee River Valley, the tunnel through the Chetoogeta Mountain was to be part of the first railroad across the Appalachian Mountains, and open trade between the eastern coast region and the upper Midwest. Construction began on the tunnel in 1848, during which the city of Tunnel Hill sprung up from people moving here to supply accommodations to the railway workers. The tunnel, which spans 1,477 feet, was dug through the base of the mountain. Visit the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center
Washington Historical Museum - As the oldest house museum in Washington, this museum contains an intimate collection of artifacts, memorabilia and antiques representing more than 200 years of history in Washington & Wilkes County, Georgia. This historic Ante-bellum home features a Confederate gun collection. Located in Washington, Georgia - Visit the Washington Historical Museum
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