Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of the only battle that Macon saw in the Civil War. While Union General Tecumseh Sherman laid siege to Atlanta, he dispatched more than 2,000 men led by General George Stoneman to cut off the city's crucial rail link with Macon.
Atlanta band Granville Automatic is preparing to release a music video filmed at an ice cream shop on the site of the 1864 battle that left the city in flames during the Civil War. The project is part of an effort to raise awareness about Civil War battlefields across the country.
The Civil War's 150th anniversary continues but you won't find much mention of the topic among the state's top tourism marketers. The state has a $100,000 sesquicentennial tourism budget -- a sliver of the state's nearly $5 million visitor promotion machine.
The city of Dalton dedicated a Civil War historical marker today. It honors Confederate General Patrick Cleburne, who urged southern states to emancipate slaves so that they could join the Confederate Army.