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  1. Belle Montgomery

    Evidence of Civil War battle could soon be uncovered near Cobb County’s Concord Road covered bridge

    Evidence of Civil War battle could soon be uncovered near Cobb County’s Concord Road covered bridge. The National Parks Service has awarded The Lamar Institute a Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant in the amount of $95,887 to locate and document the boundaries of the 1864 Battle of...
  2. gunny

    Hood's Atlanta Campaign Report

    I'm always perplexed when I read Hood's report that reflects on the Atlanta Campaign. His report while he was in command of the Army was simply supposed to contain what happened to it and what it did while under his command, but he explained in great depth what happened and how it was lead in...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Why ‘Gone With the Wind’ is a box office champ

    Oct 13, 2019 It’s no accident that “Gone With the Wind” has been deemed by critics, awards organizations and viewers as one of the greatest movies of all time. “Gone With the Wind,” which debuted 80 years ago in Atlanta, may be the greatest film you...
  4. Phil Gast

    It's called Zero Mile Post. It survived Sherman's destruction in Atlanta.

    An important stone railroad marker that survived the Civil War and Sherman's destruction of infrastructure and buildings got a new home at the Atlanta History Center while a replica was placed downtown. https://civil-war-picket.blogspot.com/2019/09/atlanta-on-move-stone-railroad-marker.html
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Restricted Atlanta to add context about racism to Confederate monuments

    Georgia law bars the removal of such monuments. Author: Associated Press Published: 8:35 PM EDT August 4, 2019 Updated: 6:21 PM EDT August 5, 2019 ATLANTA — Atlanta...
  6. Belle Montgomery

    Redeeming the Cyclorama: Why the century-old attraction is anything but a monument to the Confederacy

    In the fall of 1892, a series of advertisements appeared in the Atlanta Constitution promoting a colossal 360-degree painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta. The Cyclorama had won good reviews at its initial showings in the Midwest and drawn big crowds during its Georgia debut earlier that...
  7. B

    What if East Tennessee had split off and become a Union state?

    During the Civil War, East Tennessee was by far one of the most Unionist regions in the South (next to West Virginia, North Alabama, Texas Hill County, Free State of Jones, Free State of Winston and other areas) even though it was under Confederate control for the most part until at least 1863...
  8. E

    Hello from the rebuilt Atlanta!

    My name is Patrick Poe, and I hail from the West Georgia area, originally from "The Free State of Winston" in Northwest Alabama. I'd heard for years that my family had moved to Alabama from somewhere in Georgia. Very recently I was told that the Battle of Chickamauga was fought on the ancestral...
  9. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 7-27-17

    In response to last week's Throwback Thursday @NH Civil War Gal posted "In the last 2 days I've gotten to the halfway point of Sherman's memoirs. He writes that there were hundreds of miles of intrenched Confederate trenches, rifle trenches, parapets all in the area. Sadly, it sounds like very...
  10. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 7-20-17

    Please share your old CW photos too! Two photos this time to tell the story... As stated before, I was married atop Kennesaw Mountain in August, 1968, when these photos were also taken. Since today is the anniversary of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, first of the battles for Atlanta in 1864...
  11. Liberty and Secession

    Sherman with a baby in Atlanta

    Hi folks- I recall recently reading of an incident in which Sherman is visiting with some Atlanta citizens (I think) and while holding a baby, Sherman essentially reiterates his "War is cruelty" statement. Can anybody help me out with a citation for this event? Thanks, Kelly
  12. lelliott19

    NEW Atlanta Fortifications Mapping App - free access

    From the Georgia Battlefield Association in their most recent Newsletter (June 2017)..... Battlefield mapping app for smart phones or tablets Georgia Tech professor Bill Drummond, who has been working on Geographic Information System (GIS) battlefield mapping for 20 years, has linked his...
  13. chellers

    The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

    Earl J. Hess (Author) The University of North Carolina Press (September 11, 2017) On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding...
  14. Samuels Brothers

    ENDED Sherman Film In Post-Production!

    Dear CWT Members, My brother and I currently finishing a dramatic short, ATTILA, about Sherman on the eve of his March to the Sea. We've launched a Kickstarter and would love you to check it out by CLICKING HERE. Please share the link and feel free to ask any questions here. I'm descended from...
  15. Samuels Brothers

    Sherman Film - March to the Sea

    My brother and I are currently in post-production on a Civil War dramatic film, adapted from an Off-Broadway play, depicting Major General Sherman on the eve of his March to the Sea in Atlanta in 1864 and later before giving his "War is all hell" commencement address at Michigan Military Academy...
  16. Samuels Brothers

    Sherman Film

    My brother and I are currently in post-production on a Civil War dramatic film, adapted from an Off-Broadway play, depicting Major General Sherman on the eve of his March to the Sea in Atlanta in 1864 and later before giving his "War is all hell" commencement address at Michigan Military Academy...
  17. K

    “Mr. Soldier, you would not burn our house, would you?”

    Here is a letter that hasn't been posted to this site before. The passage that inspired me to locate the complete letter is: I was detailed at Atlanta to stay behind after the regiment left and fire the camp and surrounding buildings. Most of the people left their houses without saying a...
  18. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 1-12-17

    A week or so ago there was a thread about Stone Mountain and its carving(s), so this week we're back to August, 1968, and my Atlanta honeymoon! As I previously noted, we were married atop Kennesaw Mountain, following which we ate at a cute (but very politically incorrect!) neighborhood...
  19. AUG

    The Battle of Bald/Leggett's Hill

    This is supposedly a photo of the southeastern slope of Bald Hill, taken June 24, 1929. Photograph by Walter Sparks, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Source) Bald Hill was located a couple miles east of Atlanta. In an effort to slow the Federal advance on the city, Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne's...
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