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There Is Mercy On Mercy Street

My lifelong obsession with the Civil War began when I was in high school. I would stare for hours at Matthew Brady's battlefield photographs and imagine the life behind them. The smells, the...

January 15, 2016

Civil War-Inspired Educational Resources Launch January 15 To Coincide With Mercy Street Broadcast Premiere

Seven Short-form Webisodes Underscore the Relevance of the Civil War to Today’s Contemporary Issues for Students and EducatorsMercy Street, a new Civil War-era series, is set to air on GPB...

January 14, 2016

Six Words From A Southerner

What six words define southern identity? How about: “How Long ‘Til College Football Season” or “Mac And Cheese Is A Vegetable.” Or, maybe, “Don’t Confuse My Kindness For Weakness.” These are...

February 27, 2014

Death and the Civil War

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....

September 18, 2012

Battle of Atlanta For Family Fun and Learning

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...

July 16, 2012

Today In Georgia History

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,...

September 2, 2011

Rare Civil War Letter On Display

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...

August 18, 2011

Kennesaw Battlefield Could Expand

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...

August 15, 2011

Georgia Experts On Robert E. Lee

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....

August 3, 2011

Visit Dalton's New Civil War Marker

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...

July 14, 2011