Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 23

The Madden Branch Massacre

Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad

This historical marker was erected in McCaysville, Georgia, in 2011 as part of the 150 commemoration of the Civil War. The marker reads The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia North of here on Madison branch in Polk County, Tennessee, on November 29, 1864, during the American Civil War, six Georgians trying to enlist …

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Oct 23

John Ross House, Rossville, Georgia

Cherokee Rose, July 8, 2013

According to a dendrochronlogy study conducted for the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association by Dr. DeWeese, the John Ross House in Rossville, Georgia was in all likelihood constructed in 1816. A stop at the home on Monday, July 8th, was part of the field trip of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Preservation Workshop. The house has …

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