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The leaves of summer were turning to the rainbow colors of fall on that October 19, 1862, day. One hundred fifty-two years later, the weather was perfect and it seemed that the events of yesterday were in alignment with the weekend making the event a phenomenal success. Friday’s Education Day was a complete success as teachers and kids from 19 schools in five counties came to see 19 stations relating
The “Civil War re-enactment” has certainly earned a place among annual events across America. Thousands, even tens of thousands of men, women and children build their lives around the weekends they will commit to recreating American history. Hours and hours of meetings, drill practices, and maintenance of equipment occur throughout the year. For many, re-enacting is a family activity where children experience sleeping in tents and sitting around camp fires.
On November 15, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman began his March To The Sea, a campaign taking his armies across Georgia. One Hundred Fifty years later, we recall their wake of destruction, and efforts to avoid Major General Joe Wheeler’s harassing Confederate Cavalry. This lecture takes place at 2 p. m. on January 10, 2015 at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield, 4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd, Dallas, Ga 30157. Michael K.
If you are like me and like to read about a battlefield before you go, then walk the ground, then return home and re-read about it then this is your book. It gives directions, tells you where to stop, and even how to orient yourself so you are not staring off in the wrong direction. In these pages it tells you what happened in that spot, gives you an analysis