The one time dean of the State Senate is returning to the Georgia Capitol as a lobbyist. Three non-profit groups interested in Georgia history have hired former Democratic State Senator George Hooks to lobby for them. Hooks will work for the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Georgia Humanities Council.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg has released a new book on President Woodrow Wilson entitled “Wilson”. Berg says Wilson’s childhood in Augusta, Georgia during the Civil War strongly influenced how Wilson governed as President.
A tour of the Battle of Atlanta will soon be available on the web and for your smart phone. The Emory Center of Digital Scholarship at Emory University is building a multi-media essay about the battle with accompanying maps and images.
A band producing music videos at Civil War battlefields across the country has released a video filmed at an Atlanta ice cream shop on the site of an 1864 battle. Granville Automatic's song "Copenhill" is part of an effort to raise awareness about Civil War battlefields.
Atlanta police say a construction crew has unearthed what appears to be a cannonball near Centennial Olympic Park. Police spokesman Gregory Lyon says the crew dug up the suspected cannonball Thursday afternoon and authorities took it to a bomb range.
A new film on the civil war opens nationwide June 28th. Copperhead is premiering Thursday night at the Atlanta History Center. It is the story of an upstate New York farmer who opposes the war in the 1860's.
This Saturday, Darien residents will remember one of the most controversial war acts during the Civil War. The town's buildings, churches, and most homes were set aflame by soldiers over 150 years ago. Today, the remains from the act are still preserved by the town's residents.
Researchers and archaeology students are getting ready to break new ground this summer at Camp Lawton, a Civil War prison camp that stayed virtually undisturbed for nearly 150 years before it was discovered in southeast Georgia. In late June, teams at Camp Lawton will dig deeper than anyone has in the previous three years.