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Georgia and the Civil War

Georgia and the Civil War

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. On-air and online, GPB has documented and compiled Georgia's role in the conflict between the states. There is much ground to cover. But don't worry! We're here to help you navigate through the resources old and new that can enhance your classroom studies.


Burning Of Atlanta Site Marked As Part Of 150th Anniversary
Read about the burning of Atlanta Legacies.

Civil War Battlefield Online Field Trips

The Civil War Trust has an extensive resource site dedicated to helping teachers and students become interested in preserving civil war battlefields. Get lesson plans, curriuclum, info on teacher events and interactive maps. Visit the Civil War Trust site.

The Civil War Discovery Trail
The Civil War Discovery Trail teaches the story of the Civil War and its enduring impact on the America we know today by linking more than 600 sites in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and three international destinations.

Along the Trail visitors may explore such varied destinations as Ford's Theatre, scene of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination; Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in American history; Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tenn. or Dalton Confederate Cemetery in Georgia. Head on the trail now.

GPB Radio Story - Now Online
New Book Highlighs Civil War Sites