Civil War Georgia – Atlanta and Area Museums and Attractions

Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta GA 30305 404-814-4000 More than 1,400 Civil War-related objects are on display in the 9,200-foot “Turning Point: The American Civil War” exhibition. A year-by-year general overview features military, civilian and political themes. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5:30 pm; Sunday noon–5:30 pm. $14.50/adult (includes galleries and house … Read more

Civil War Georgia – Savannah and Area

This gracious city’s antebellum prosperity suffered during much of the Civil War as exports of rice and cotton were curtailed by a Union blockade. Savannah fell to Gen. William T. Sherman just before Christmas 1864 following his famous “March to the Sea.” It was from here Sherman telegraphed Lincoln, presenting him “as a Christmas gift, … Read more

Civil War Georgia – Atlanta and Area Battlefields

Following the battle at Kennesaw Mountain and Sherman’s continuing effort to turn his flank, Johnston withdrew to fortifications just northwest of the Chattohoochee River, the last major natural barrier in front of Atlanta. Again Sherman was able to get around this position, crossing the river and directly threatening the city. Johnston was forced to abandon … Read more

Civil War Georgia – Explore Georgia Civil War Sites

Georgia took on a critical role early in the war as the state supplied manpower and material to the Confederate armies. As the war wore on, Georgia’s importance increased as the Confederacy’s fortunes faded and the contending armies drew closer to the state. Major fighting came to Georgia’s northwest corner when the main Northern and … Read more