Ocmulgee National Monument fire ruled arson

A 154-year-old house that survived a Civil War raid was nearly destroyed in an arson early Wednesday at the Ocmulgee National Monument.
Macon police arrested a man with cuts on his hands who was watching the commotion as crews battled the blaze.
Just before 3:40 a.m., a fire alarm alerted firefighters, who arrived to find the back [...]

Civil War show will be bigger this year

Mike Kent says this year’s Chickamauga Civil War Show and Sale will be the largest Dalton has ever hosted.
“We’ve sold 450 tables, which is the maximum capacity of the exhibit hall (at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center),” Kent said. “That translates into about 250 individual dealers because some take multiple tables.”

The Second in A Series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

This is the second in a series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War month by month. It will show the times those folks lived in and the build up to war.
From February 1-23, 1861 the Texas convention votes, 166 to 8 for secession and calls for a popular vote to confirm it. Another [...]

Series begins by showing Rome’s place in Civil War

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the first stages of the Civil War. And just as Confederate troops marched through Georgia, a group of Romans are prepared to march through history.
The Coosa Room of the Rome-Floyd County Library was packed with Civil War enthusiasts Thursday night as they waited to hear history unfold.
Around 100 [...]

African Americans And The Civil War “The Bumpy Road To Emancipation”

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park, in association with Black History Month, will be presenting “African
Americans and the Civil War.”  This one hour interpretive program will
begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Join a
Park Ranger as he follows the plight of both freed and enslaved blacks in
the period [...]

Spotlight: Sergeant William Carney

William Harvey Carney, born on February 29, 1840 was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner.
His actions at Fort Wagner preceded those of any other black recipient but he was not presented with the honor until nearly 37 [...]

Georgia Militia seizes Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument will present a living history event on Sunday, January 2, 2011, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the seizure of the United States fort by Georgia state troops in the months leading up to the Civil War. Volunteer living historians representing Savannah militia units will march into the fort, lower the [...]

Professors Endorse Historical Markers to Honor Minorities

History professors at Valdosta State University have been integral to the establishment of several Civil War historical markers throughout Georgia. These markers — from labor strikes in Augusta to food riot in Columbus — were dedicated during a 2010 storytelling campaign as part of Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Dr. David Williams, author of “Bitterly Divided: The [...]

Civil War anniversary celebrations stir race debate

At South Carolina’s Secession Gala, men in frock coats and militia uniforms and women in hoopskirts will sip mint juleps as a band called Unreconstructed plays “Dixie.”
In Georgia, they will re-enact the state’s 1861 secession convention. And Alabama will hold a mock swearing-in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

AEG Power Solutions and Kennesaw National Battlefield Park Preserve History by Preserving the Earth

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, an American Civil War battlefield on the outskirts of Atlanta, Ga., has become a landmark in America’s move towards renewable energy. Leveraging more than a century of power solutions knowledge and expertise, AEG Power Solutions created a new, sustainable power infrastructure for the acclaimed Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center.