Confederates’ offspring are ‘last links’ to history

When he mentions that his daddy fought for the Confederacy, H.V. Booth gets more than a few raised eyebrows.
“Really? Really?” Booth says, mimicking people’s incredulity. “They just can’t believe it.”
His father, Isham Johnson Booth, a country boy from north of Athens, played a bit part in the Civil War.

Debatable, Still? The Root Causes of the Civil War

Nearly 150 years after the fact, you don’t often hear debated anymore the reasons behind Southern secession and the start of the Civil War.
“The South peacefully seceded just like our founding fathers did in 1776…” says a soothing female voice, coming from a video on YouTube. The narration and storyline come off as if from [...]

Civil War anniversary Ga. groups try to stretch tight budget

States are battling each other again, 150 years after the Civil War, but this time they’re fighting for tourists.
Tourism is Georgia’s second-largest industry behind agriculture, and historical tourism is the fastest-growing segment on the eve of the four-year, sesquicentennial anniversary of the War Between the States.
Every state touched by the war is hoping to lure [...]

After 150 years Georgia acknowledges secession for slavery not states rights

Next month on January 19, 2011, the 150th anniversary of Georgia’s secession from the Union, the Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker at the site of Georgia’s 1861 statehouse in Milledgeville.
The marker will include a statement that Georgia’s secession was directly related to the recent election of an anti-slavery Republican president, Abraham Lincoln
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‘Crossroads of Conflict’ program Monday

A new book about Civil War sites in Georgia will be the topic for the second event sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
The committee is planning a wide range of programs and activities for the next four years. The first event was a talk by Dr. Gordon L. Jones, senior military historian and [...]

One State Takes a New Look at Causes of War

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is prompting some states to change the way they confront their unsettling past.
During the centennial of the Civil War starting in 1960, Georgia celebrated the Confederacy and the view that the state had seceded in a valiant act of defending states’ rights against Northern aggressors.

Step back in time with Civil War Holiday

If the kids are seeming a bit too spoiled this holiday season, a trip to the Civil War Holiday event at McDaniel Farm Park may not only provide an educational experience, but also an opportunity for all of us to reflect, pause and be thankful.
Guests will step back in time and get a glimpse of [...]

Georgia’s Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation holding 29th annual Christmas event

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will have a lot of the traditional lights Friday and Saturday at its 29th annual “Christmas on the Old Plantation” event.
But it also will throw in some cannon and musket flashes.

Catoosa fashion show features Civil War clothes

The Catoosa County Historical Society recently had a fashion show of Civil War era clothing.
Martha Shuttles, a local re-enactor, narrated the show at Old Stone Church Museum. She especially dealt with clothing worn during the mourning period.
Other re-enactors participating were Penny Sumpter, who wore a mourning outfit, and Leslie Erdman, who wore a party dress [...]

147th Anniversary Battle of Ringgold Gap Tour

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to
attend a special guided driving tour of the Battle of Ringgold Gap on
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 10 a.m.  Park Ranger Lee White will conduct
a 90-minute driving tour on the Battle of Ringgold Gap.  The tour begins at
the Ingles Supermarket, located at 5044 Alabama Highway in [...]