Archive for the ‘Civil War – Sesquicentennial Events’ Category
Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea on November 22, 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals followed by noon memorial service. Call for directions. Free. Donations appreciated. 478-986-5172.
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
3.5 mi. south of junction Juliette-Round Oak Rd. & Jarrell Plantation Rd.
711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046
Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 10 AM to 1 PM
The Civil War re-enactment will feature Period Sutlers villages, demonstrations, and camps. Skirmishes between the Union and confederate “armies” will re-create some of the war’s most interesting battles. The event will feature living history demonstrations and re-enactors from across the country.
The re-enactment will be at the Helen River Park on Edelweiss Strasse in Downtown Helen. For more information e-mail Al Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 10: 10:00 AM
- November 11
Helen Riverside Park, Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545
Voices will echo once again in Oak Hill Cemetery as the Bartow History Museum and StageWorks, Inc. presents “An Evening at Oak Hill.” Become acquainted with some of Georgia’s most fascinating figures. This tour through one of Bartow County’s most important historic sites will give visitors the opportunity to learn about some of the area’s fascinating residents of days past. Costumed actors will portray various “residents” of the cemetery, highlighting the people and stories of the Civil War. Call for tickets. Meet Mj. General PMB Young, the youngest Major General in the CSA and Warren Aiken, the only Confederate to rise to a cabinet position during reconstruction
Antiques & Hand Made Items, entertainment and great food, musical entertainment, Singers, Dancers, Civil War Living History, and Marsh House Tours. Food cooked on site by Cow Camp Cook Frank Wood as seen on the Food Network!
Vendor booths open early – 9:00am
Marsh House and Heritage Day events – 11:00am – 3:00pm
308 N. Main Street, Lafayette, GA
Arts and crafts festival in the town that witnessed Andrews’ Raiders Civil War escapade. Today the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy arts & crafts booths, historical exhibits, musical concerts and entertainment, carnival rides and 40 food booths. Little Mr. & Miss Festival Pageant Friday at 6 p.m. Grand Parade Saturday 11 a.m. Miss Festival and Junior Miss Festival pageants held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Street dance on Friday & Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. Gospel singing on Sunday. Don’t miss the special festival activities inside the depot at the Age of Steam Rail Depot Museum open for tours on Friday and Saturday. Special heritage crafts demonstrations can also be seen at the Militia Courthouse. Take I-75 Exit 306, GA 140 west one mile, cross US 41 and turn left onto Main Street, one mile to Historic Public Square.
October 5 – 7
Historic Adairsville Public Square, 16 Public Square, Adairsville, GA 30103
Phone: (770) 773 – 3451
On the third weekend in September, the War Between The States Day in Chickamauga transports visitors back to 1863. Reenactors come from all over the country outfitted in authentic union and confederate uniforms and set up camp in front of the Gordon Lee Mansion. Visitors get a glimpse of what the area was like when the Civil War came to this part of the country. The Battle of Chickamauga got it’s name from the nearby Chickamauga Creek and was the last great Southern victory. Much of the battle took place a short distance to the North in an area that is now designated as the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park – the first and the largest in the country. Both armies suffered greatly. Casualty estimates were 18,000 Confederate and 16,000 Union soldiers. The War Between the States Day in Chickamauga commemorates the sacrifice that these soldiers made at that turbulent time in our country’s history.
Reenactors will be exhibiting living history activities throughout the day in front of the Gordon Lee Mansion and Crawfish springs areas including encampments, marching, cooking and cannon demonstrations. In addition to the all day living history events, sutlers and craft vendors are also there so that visitors can browse and maybe take home a piece of history. Other activities will also be taking place at nearby areas including the Lee and Gordon’s Mill and the Chickamauga Coke Ovens Park. Come visit the War Between The States Day on the third weekend in September and step back in time to a brief but monumental time in our country’s history.
September 15: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
217 COVE ROAD
CHICKAMAUGA, GA 30707
Phone – (706) 375-4728
Fax – (706) 375-9499
The cannons blast, the horses charge, the soldiers give the Rebel yell as they clash in authentic conflict on the historic grounds of Tunnel Hill! This special event brings to life a past of good times coupled with harsh reality. There’s nothing like it!
Living history and exciting Civil War battle action with guns, horses and cannons reflecting the conflicts on this site in 1863-64; walk through the 1477 ft. railroad tunnel built in 1850; visit the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center; concessions available.
September 8 – 9: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755