Confederate soldiers participate in the Battle of Resaca reenactment last year. The original Battle of Resaca took place on the same battlefield as the reenactment May 14-15 in 1864. It was the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. (Tricia Dillard/Calhoun Times)
The Georgia division of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans has launched a new public website to commemo-rate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The new website, www.georgiascv.org now includes information about the state’s role in the Confederacy as well as additional information on Civil War commemorative events around the state throughout the Civil War’s four year anniversary.
Accoridng to SCV, there are 12 educational television commercials and 20 radio commercials which have been prodcast in various parts of the state centrally located on the site which are related to remembering the events surrounding the start of the war, and there is also an education curriculum available on the site.
To arrange an Interview with SCV historians and spokesmen, as well as living history presentations, call1-866-SCV-in-GA or go online at www.GeorgiaSCV.org.Notable battles of the Civil War
Thousands of military clashes took place during the Civil War. Here are some of the most notable battles, listed by present-day state in and around Georgia:Georgia- Adairsville, Allatoona, Atlanta, Buck Head Creek, Chickamauga, Dallas, Dalton (February 1864, August 1864), Davis' Cross-Roads, Ezra Church, Fort McAllister (1863, 1864), Fort Pulaski, Griswoldville, Jonesborough, Kennesaw Mountain, Kolb's Farm, Lovejoy's Station, Marietta, New Hope Church, Peachtree Creek, Pickett's Mill, Resaca, Ringgold Gap, Rocky Face Ridge, Utoy Creek, Waynesborough.
Alabama - Athens, Day's Gap, Decatur, Fort Blakely, Mobile Bay, Selma, Spanish Fort
Tennessee- Bean's Station, Blountsville, Blue Springs, Brentwood, Bull's Gap, Campbell's Station, Chattanooga (1862, August 1863, November 1863), Collierville, Columbia, Dandridge, Dover, Fair Garden, Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Fort Pillow, Fort Sanders, Franklin (1863, 1864), Hartsville, Hatchie's Bridge, Hoover's Gap, Jackson, John-sonville, Memphis (1862, 1864), Mossy Creek, Murfreesboro (1862, 1864), Nashville, Parker's Cross Roads, Shi-loh, Spring Hill, Stones River, Thompson's Station, Vaught's Hill, Wauhatchie.
Source: National Park Service, American Battlefield Protection Program. For more information on these battles, visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp//battles/bystate.htm.