Monday is Confederate Memorial Day across Georgia, closing state offices and giving state employees a day off. Civil War historian Michael Shaffer talks about the holiday and why it is celebrated in Georgia.
A historical marker on the shoulder of Georgia 203 in Blackshear is the only indication of where 5,000 Union prisoners of war were held during the Civil War. Local and state officials believe there is evidence buried at the 35-acre site, and they want an archaeological study to be done.
The first of nine beers to commemorate the 150th Civil War anniversary -- Antietam Ale -- is now on tap. The concoction was derived from a number of beer recipes from the 1800s. Antietam Ale is based on a recipe for an English-style ale once brewed by Brewer's Alley -- a style commonly referred to as an ordinary bitter.
The Georgia Historical Society will host a series of historical marker dedications around Georgia in September. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War that was fought from 1861 – 1865.
The discovery of East Georgia's Camp Lawton prison stockade a year ago this week was considered one of the biggest Civil War finds in decades. Georgia Southern University has unveiled a new artifact relating to the site. An archaeologist says, it goes to the heart of what it meant to live at Camp Lawton.