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Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army, shown March 1864, location unknown. (AP)

Georgia Experts On Robert E. Lee

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:35am

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. Lee. Plus, hear...

Florence Marina State Park at Lake Eufala in west Georgia (photo courtesy Baba1948)

Vote For Your Favorite Park!

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:12am

Three Georgia parks are in the running to be named "America's Favorite Park." But they need your help! Vote today for your favorite. ATLANTA, GA., July 20, 2011 -- Three of Georgia’s State Parks – Little Ocmulgee,...

Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed freeing black slaves. (photo courtesy

Visit Dalton's New Civil War Marker

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 10:03am

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 at the site in...

The gravesite of the unknown soldier of Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park north of Atlanta. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)

Kennesaw's Unknown Civil War Soldier

Rickey Bevington - Friday, July 8, 2011 - 10:51am

During the American Civil War (1861-1865) thousands of men killed in battle were buried in unmarked graves. GPB Radio's Edgar Treiguts recently brought us the story of how modern scientists used DNA to identify a...

In Augusta, the original chimney of the Confederate Power Works still stands. (photo courtesy Sir Mildred Pierce)

New App Recreates Civil War Factory

Rickey Bevington - Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:54pm

This might just be the coolest app yet! My GPB Radio colleague Noel Brown reported on it Monday. Here's Noel's story: Starting this summer, visitors to the Augusta Canal can use their smart phones to take a virtual...

Map Highlights Civil War Homefront

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:19pm

My GPB Radio colleague Joshua Stewart found the coolest website that will help you travel the state exploring Civil War sites that represent what life was like for Georgians far away from the lines of battle. Georgia...

Georgia Williams Nursing Home in Camilla, Ga. is now on the National Register of Historic Places

Visit Georgia's Newest National Historic Site

Rickey Bevington - Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:26pm

There are hundreds of historic sites to visit in Georgia (and Georgia Traveler has taken you to many of them!). Now, there's one more reason to make your way to Mitchell County to visit an important site in Georgia's...

Listen: 'Burning of Atlanta' Legacies

Rickey Bevington - Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:40am

Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.” The site is two...

Ringgold Gap Battlefield Gets National Honor

Rickey Bevington - Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:46pm

While I haven't (yet) visited this battlefield on Georgia Traveler, we can all celebrate this important recognition of an important Civil War site. Details from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are below:...