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May 17

Civil War History in Georgia

This month 148 years ago, the Confederacy and the Union were engaged in numerous events in Resaca, Georgia.

For many years the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails (GCWHT) has been hard at work design historic tours within the state relating to various aspects of the Civil War (also known as “the late unpleasantness). By far the largest efforts relate to  the march of Sherman’s troops from Chattanooga to Atlanta (The Atlanta Campaign) and  the march of Sherman’s four corps from Atlanta to Savannah (The March to the Sea). Trails are also being developed for other aspects including a Jefferson Davis trail. Steve Longcrier, is the director of this monumental project and he and his wife, Ginger, have lived GCWHT 24-7 for over ten years.

GCWHT is developing historical markers and trail blazers. Visit their website for additional details including maps of some of the trails.

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2012, GCWHT dedicated the interpretive marker for the “Oostanaula River Bridges” in Resaca, Georgia. The marker was installed near the highway in front of the Gordon County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This marker, was installed on the property of the Gordon County Justice Center and Sheriff’s Office on U.S. Hwy 41 in Resaca, Georgia. Unveiling the marker were the president of the Friends of Resaca Battlefield,  a member of Resaca’s city council, and two Gordon County officials: president of the Chamber of Commerce and Sheriff.

When traveling in Georgia keep a mindful eye out for the GCWHT trail blazers and stop a while to be engage in Georgia’s history.

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment

  1. Stephanie

    Having grown up in DeKalb Co., I wish that I could be in GA to experience all of the history along with everyone in the state. Thanks for sharing.

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