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Map Highlights Civil War Homefront

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:19pm

My GPB Radio colleague Joshua Stewart found the coolest website that will help you travel the state exploring Civil War sites that represent what life was like for Georgians far away from the lines of battle. Georgia...

In Augusta, the original chimney of the Confederate Power Works still stands. (photo courtesy Sir Mildred Pierce)

New App Recreates Civil War Factory

Rickey Bevington - Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:54pm

This might just be the coolest app yet! My GPB Radio colleague Noel Brown reported on it Monday. Here's Noel's story: Starting this summer, visitors to the Augusta Canal can use their smart phones to take a virtual...

The gravesite of the unknown soldier of Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park north of Atlanta. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)

Kennesaw's Unknown Civil War Soldier

Rickey Bevington - Friday, July 8, 2011 - 10:51am

During the American Civil War (1861-1865) thousands of men killed in battle were buried in unmarked graves. GPB Radio's Edgar Treiguts recently brought us the story of how modern scientists used DNA to identify a...

Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed freeing black slaves. (photo courtesy battlefieldportraits.com)

Visit Dalton's New Civil War Marker

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 10:03am

New markers being placed across Georgia are recognizing the Civil War history of long-ignored groups such as women, blacks and Southerners loyal to the Union. The latest marker was dedicated Thursday at the site in...

Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army, shown March 1864, location unknown. (AP)

Georgia Experts On Robert E. Lee

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:35am

For all you Georgia Travelers joining me at Civil War sites this season, check out this fascinating conversation with two Georgia authors about the myths and legend of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Plus, hear...

Kennesaw Battlefield Could Expand

Rickey Bevington - Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:24pm

ATLANTA (Associated Press) -- The privately owned 16-acre tract on Burnt Hickory Road is thick with pines and young hardwoods, but little else of interest other than its role as a staging ground for a Civil War battle...

The Georgia Southern Museum in Statesboro says it has a rare artifact from the Civil War's largest prison cam

Rare Civil War Letter On Display

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:00am

Hey Georgia Travelers! You can soon see for yourselves more rare Civil War artifacts discovered this year in Millen at the Camp Lawton prison stockade. Here's GPB's Orlando Montoya's report on the exhibition: Officials...

Today In Georgia History

Rickey Bevington - Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:30pm

Hey Georgia Travelers! We're having a ball traveling all over the state shooting and producing stories for our upcoming season of the show. Tune in for my visits to Chickamauga Battlefield, Andersonville National...

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Battle of Atlanta For Family Fun and Learning

Heather Neal - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:56am

This week marks the anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta 148 years ago. It is credited as being a turning point in the War Between the States, giving renewed fervor to the Union soldiers, defeating the Confederates in...

Death and the Civil War

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:29am

Death and the Civil War, the new American Experience documentary that airs tonight at 8 p.m., covers the conflict from a more gruesome perspective: death. Dealing with war and death is difficult. This documentary does...

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