The Fight For Resaca May13-15, 1864-Reenactment May 20-22, 2016

Resaca, a small mountain village along the Western and Atlantic Railroad where it crosses the Oostanaula River, was originally known as Dublin, until it was discovered another Georgia town held that moniker. In the late 1840s it was renamed in honor of the major Mexican- American War victory at the Battle of Resaca de la [...]

Saving the Resaca Battlefield: Preserving Fort Wayne for Posterity

The Resaca battlefield, whose integrity was badly undermined during the 1960s when I-75 was constructed through a portion of the field, pushed a call to arms for Civil War preservationists to save what remained.   Following the Battle of Resaca in May, 1864, only 2.5 acres of land on the battlefield had been acquired and preserved [...]

Fort Pulaski: A Milestone in Military History

Fort Pulaski is located on Cockspur Island approximately 18 miles east of Savannah and directly adjacent to Tybee Island. Named for the Revolutionary War hero, Polish Count Casimir Pulaski who was killed during the siege of Savannah, the fort was constructed to protect the seaward approaches to the city. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski enclosed [...]

DeKalb County Georgia in the Civil War

On July 22, 1864, Union and Confederate Forces clashed in the largest battle of the campaign, the Battle of Atlanta, with much of the fighting taking place in Eastern DeKalb County.
To the east of the City of Atlanta in DeKalb County, fighting broke out in mid- July between Union and Confederate cavalry in  Stone Mountain [...]