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Marching Through Georgia

Posted By on November 27, 2012

The official guide to Civil War sites in Georgia is entitled Crossroads of Conflict.  It is sold by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and contains information on more than 350 sites serving as both a tour guide book and a history of Georgia during the Civil War.   The pamphlet describing the book (pictured above) is actually a large fold-out, poster-sized map of Georgia wherein the state is divided into regions and the major Civil War attraction in each region are identified.  While the pamphlet is not as thorough or comprehensive as the book, if is free and offered to tourists at any one of number of tourist centers in and around Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Economic Development also has a web site which has links to many of the attractions.

For descendants of veterans of the Lykens Valley area, a trip to Georgia will bring greater meaning to many of the Civil War events.  There is a cyclorama in Atlanta which tells the story of the fall of that city to the Union forces.  There is Andersonville Prison, the notorious prisoner of war facility where many perished or nearly perished.  There are battlefields, monuments and cemeteries.  Some of these have been pictured or described on this blog.

All of the regions and some of the attractions in each are listed below with direct links to sites that further describe them:

Atlanta Metro

1. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.   2. Stone Mountain Park.  5. Marietta National Cemetery.  8. Margaret Mitchell House and Museum.  10. Atlanta Cyclorama.  11. Atlanta History Center.  12. Oakland Cemetery.


The Coast

16. Fort McAllister State Park.  17. Fort Pulaski National Monument.  20.  St. Johns Church and Parish House, Savannah.  21. Second African Baptist Church, Savannah.


Classic South

22. A. H. Stephens State Historic Park.  23. Robert Toombs House State Historical Site.  28. Augusta Museum of History.  29. Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.   30. Confederate Powder Works Chimney.  31. Women of the Sixties Monument.


Historic Heartland

35. Old Capitol Building and Museum.  36. Old Governor’s Mansion.  40.  Memory Hill Cemetery – Milledgeville.  42. Griswoldville Battlefield.  46. Rose Hill Cemetery.


Historic High Country

47. Battle of Allatoona Pass Near Red Top Mountain State Park.  49. Confederate Cemetery – Battle of Resaca.  50. Kingston Women’s History Museum.  51. Adairsville History Museum.  52. Bartow History Museum.  53. Cooper’s Iron Works.  54. Dalton Depot.  55. Ringgold Depot.  56. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.  57. Dug Gap Battle Park.  58. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site.   60. Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Historic Railroad Tunnel.  61. Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Wall.  63. Old Stone Church Museum.  64, Oak Hill Cemetery.


Magnolia Midlands

65. Heritage Station Museum.


Northeast Mountains

66. Alta Vista Cemetery and Longstreet Gravesite.  68. Crawford W. Long Museum.


Plantation Trace

69. Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site.  70. Blue and Gray Museum.  72. Lowndes County Historical Society Museum.


Presidential Pathways

73. Andersonville National Cemetery and Historic Site.  74.  Andersonville Civil War Village.  75. Drummer Boy Museum.  76. National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus.  77. National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.


In addition to the historic site, museums and cemeteries, the brochure identifies several “Civil War Trails” that can be followed including the following:  Andersonville Trail; Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail; Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail; and Sherman’s March to the Sea Heritage Trail.


Some of the sights and sounds associated with the Civil War in Georgia are portrayed in the following video from YouTube:





One Response to “Marching Through Georgia”

  1. I will be sharing this with my readers on facebook.

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