Marker Explains Failed Slave Revolt

The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman.
The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border.
Three slaves and their white ringleader named John Vickery were hanged in Brooks County in August 1864.
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Whitfield preservationists want to save historic mountaintop

Nearly 150 years ago, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman stood atop Blue Mountain north of Dalton and plotted his Union Army’s advance from Tunnel Hill to Atlanta.
Back then, Sherman had a perfect view of Dalton, a heavily fortified Confederate stronghold.
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Ads to highlight Confederate history

The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is sponsoring a statewide radio and television campaign.
The group plans 12 radio and television commercials as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year. The commercials will air on the History Channel.
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Documents shed light on Confederate group

Original documents and records dating back to the Civil War era recently were discovered while a storage room was being reorganized in Augusta.
Maxine Maloney, the president of the Augusta Genealogical Society, said while rearranging the storage room of their library on Broad Street, they moved a stack of boxes that contained familiar United Daughters of [...]

Fowler to lecture on presidential election of 1860

The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia at Dalton State College will present a lecture on “A Nation Divided: The Presidential Election of 1860” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau, 305 S. Depot St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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A review: ‘The Conspirator’

Wednesday night’s feature at the Savannah Film Festival – kept secret until just before the projector rolled – was The Conspirator, the Civil War drama helmed by Robert Redford here in the waning months of 2009.
The Conspirator won’t be released to theaters until next spring, so getting it here for the traditional hush-hush “Director’s Choice” [...]

Atlanta History Center curator speaks Monday

Dr. Gordon L. Jones of the Atlanta History Center will be coming to Newnan for the first event sponsored by the local Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
Jones, senior military historian and curator at the Atlanta History Center, will speak on conditions in Georgia in 1860 — the year before the conflagration that divided the country began [...]

Threat of WNS Closes Caves at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

 In response to the threat of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) spreading to its
   bat populations, Acting Superintendent Pat Kenney has issued a temporary
   closure of all caves within the boundary of the Chickamauga and
   Chattanooga National Military Park.
   White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is an emerging disease that is causing
   unprecedented mortality in several species of hibernating bats.  [...]

Confederate records found

Daphne Hopson, clad in white gloves, slowly opened the document. It was amber with age and slightly lighter along the creases where transparent tape once kept it from tearing.
“I don’t want to hurt it,” she said.
Spidery handwriting inside revealed it was a muster roll from the Thomson Guards, a McDuffie County company that had been [...]

A Regular Golgotha: The Dead of Chickamauga

Chickamauga  and  Chattanooga  National Military Park invites the public to
join  a Park Ranger on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 6 p.m. for a program on
the  aftermath of the Battle of Chickamauga and the lives that it affected.
Since  ancient  times,  the month of October was a period in which families
remembered  their  dead.   In  October  of 1863, [...]