If you're going to be in Gainesville and looking in on General Longstreet, then I assume you are planning to visit Alta Vista Cemetery? And you should see the "Old Joe" statue on the town square in Gainesville. Interesting thing about Old Joe - hes actually a Unionist. http://wesclark.com/jw/old_joe.html If you go 40 miles NE there's Toccoa Falls - since you said you like waterfalls? Shouldnt miss that one. 186 feet tall. http://www.cityoftoccoa.com/toccoa-falls.cfm If you go about 43 miles east, to Athens, you should probably visit the TRR Cobb house? http://www.trrcobbhouse.org/ And Oconee Hills Cemetery where TRR Cobb is buried? His brother, Howell Cobb (who was a Confederate Maj General) is also buried there along with Brig Gen William M Browne (b1823 in Ireland); Maj Gen Martin Luther Smith (b. 1819 in NY; resigned from the US Army 1861 to serve CSA); and others And you don't want to miss the 'double barreled cannon' on the lawn of City Hall in Athens! And maybe over to Jefferson GA where Dr Crawford Long first used ether? http://www.crawfordlong.org/ You might enjoy one or more of the 'Civil War Trails'?...http://www.civilwaringeorgia.com/civil-war-trail.html The Leaders Trail begins in Gainesville, continues through Jefferson to Athens and then to Washington, Crawfordville and Milledgeville, and shows the homes, artifacts and atmosphere associated with General James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee's second in command at the Battle of Gettysburg; Generals and brothers T.R.R. Cobb and Howell Cobb of Athens; Vice President Alexander H. Stephens and Secretary of State Robert A. Toombs of the Confederate government. Other sites display the stories of Crawford W. Long, a physician credited with the discovery of ether anesthesia in 1842, and Benjamin H. Hill and Henry W. Grady, who became voices for the "New South" following the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the Trail's terminus is the beautiful Antebellum Governor's Mansion of Joseph E. Brown and the Old State Capitol Building. There's also a Stoneman's Raid Trail - you can pick up the driving tour brochures at the Athens Welcome Center.