Ten Major Civil War Sites in Georgia

From the bombing of Fort Pulaski in 1862 to the capture of Confederate president Jefferson Davis in 1865, Georgia played a significant role in the Civil War (1861-65). The fall of Atlanta in 1864 was pivotal in determining the war's outcome; this important Union victory assured U.S. president Abraham Lincoln's reelection and ultimately led to Confederate defeat.

The many historic sites located throughout Georgia attest to its rich Civil War history. The following selection of battlefields, forts, prisons, cemeteries, and museums represents some of the best-preserved Civil War monuments and memorabilia in the state and the country. The Georgia Civil War Commission is largely responsible for the planning, preservation, and promotion of many of these sites and structures.

Andersonville Prison
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Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center is a diverse campus for historical education and rese...

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
On June 27, 1864, Kennesaw Mountain, located about twenty miles northwest of Atl...

Battle of Pickett's Mill
The Battle of Pickett's Mill was among the more decisive encounters of the Atlan...

Chickamauga
Chickamauga, in Walker County, is historically significant for its importan...

Cyclorama
"Cyclorama" is the name given to the huge, late-nineteenth-century painting depi...

Fort McAllister
Fort McAllister was a Confederate earthwork fortification near the mouth of the ...

Fort Pulaski
A massive five-sided edifice, Fort Pulaski was constructed in the 1830s and 1840...

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, formerly the Confederate N...

Taliaferro County
Taliaferro County (pronounced "Tolliver"), in east central Georgia, is the state...

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