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Historical Georgia: There's An App For That

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:16pm

This season on Georgia Traveler I've been taking you to historical sites throughout the state. While Civil War-era sites are getting the most attention right now because this year is the 150th anniversary, Georgians...

Plaque Marks Civil War Bread Riot

Rickey Bevington - Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:45pm

A new historical marker in Columbus tells the story of a mob of women who led a bread riot during the Civil War. The Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Department of Economic...

Robert Redford and James McAvoy on the Savannah set of "The Conspirator." (photo courtesy Steve Edwards)

Go See 'The Conspirator!'

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:49pm

If you love Georgia Traveler, then go see Robert Redford's upcoming film "The Conspirator." Why? Because, "A" it's about the Civil War, which we are featuring this season on the show and, "B" it was shot in Savannah....

Alexander Stephens argued against Georgia's secession.  He later became Vice President of the Confederacy

Georgia Reflects On Secession

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:33am

All this season I'm featuring the fascinating stories behind Georgia's Civil War sites. This week marks 150 years since Georgia lawmakers voted to secede from the United States. The room where they debated and voted...

New Marker Explains Failed Slave Revolt

Rickey Bevington - Monday, November 22, 2010 - 10:17am

The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border. Three slaves and their...

A New Civil War Website!

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:23am

On Georgia Traveler, we are gearing up for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year by visiting important and interesting Georgia sites all season long. But between episodes, you can visit this great new...

The Georgia Historical Society has unveiled a new marker at Fort Hill in Dalton honoring Civil War-era black troops.

New Marker Tells Story of African-American Soldiers

Rickey Bevington - Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 2:26pm

Georgia Traveler is highlighting Georgia's Civil War sites this season.  It's in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the war next year. A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where African-American...

Runners kick off the annual "B*ATL" -- Atlanta's Battle of Atlanta festival -- in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta.

Walking the Battle of Atlanta

Rickey Bevington - Monday, July 26, 2010 - 2:00pm

We had a (hot) but rewarding shoot on Saturday in Kirkwood/East Atlanta Village re-tracing the steps of the July 1864 Battle of Atlanta. It's the annual B*ATL Festival marking the Battle of Atlanta. Shots from two...

Ruins of the 1839 cotton mill in Roswell(photo courtesy Michael)

The Civil War on Season 4 - Roswell Mills

Rickey Bevington - Friday, July 9, 2010 - 10:21am

We scouted our shoot location Thursday at the Roswell Mills. The city has done an excellent job creating safe, accessible pathways so people can explore the ruins of the 1839 cotton mill burned by Federal forces in...