Tagged: georgia

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Battle of Chickamauga Facts and Trivia

Date: September 19-20, 1863. Location: Catoosa and Walker Counties in northern Georgia Approximate Troop Strength: Union 58,000 to 60,000: Confederate 66,000-68,000. Commanders: Major General William Rosecrans (Union); General Braxton Bragg (Confederate). Estimated Union Casualties:...

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The Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

Update 7/1/2015:  The Atlanta Cyclorama exhibit in Atlanta’s Grant Park has shut down in preparation for its move to a new location at the Atlanta History Center in the Buckhead area of the city. ...

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Visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

During the 1864 Atlanta Campaign, Major General William T. Sherman generally preferred to outmaneuver and outflank his Confederate adversaries rather than attack entrenched positions head on. He made an exception at the Battle on...

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Paula Deen Finds Civil War Ancestors

Celebrity chef, Paula Deen, traced her Georgia roots back to the Civil War on “Who Do You Think You Are” (May 18, 2012). Celebrated for her southern home style cooking as well as her...

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The Civil War in the News: Spring 2012

A sunken Confederate ironclad and a soldier’s arm from Antietam are in the news this spring. CSS Georgia Shipwreck Holds Up Dredging of Savannah Harbor The government is set to deepen the ship channel...

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William T. Sherman’s Christmas Gift of Savannah, Georgia

Major General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea was near an end in mid December 1864.  After capturing Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River below Savannah, Georgia on December 13th, there was just...