In our second installment of stories we’ll introduce you to Eli Landers, a young Confederate soldier from Gwinnett County. Eli left home in the Summer of 1861, at the age of 19 with an excitement for the adventure war. As you read his letters to his mom, you can see his romantic ideals become more [...]
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 [...]
More than history books ever could, personal accounts of the Civil War give us an idea of what life in those tumultuous years was truly like. The state of Georgia is rich with stories of the War that changed everything. Today’s story is that of Carrie Berry, a ten-year-old girl living in Atlanta during the [...]
Georgia’s Civil War blog is maintained by the Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) as part of the state’s efforts to market and promote the state’s Civil War heritage sites.