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America's Civil War
Presented by Georgia's Historic High Country Travel Association

Amused by his first name, his soldiers called him Jubilee or Old Jube
Jubal Anderson Early
The American Civil War, or the War Between the States, began when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ended when the last major army east of the Mississippi surrendered in Kingston, Georgia in May, 1865. In between more than 678,000 soldiers died on the battlefields and in the hospitals.

Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail takes visitors to Chickamauga, site of the greatest Confederate victory, then follows a route from Chattanooga to Atlanta, similar to the one that General William Tecumseh Sherman took as he danced a "Red Clay Minuet" with Confederate Commander Joseph E. Johnston and, later, John Bell Hood.

The Blue and Gray Trail, however, does not only deal with Georgia. Beginning from before the signing of our Constitution, we trace the causes of the Civil War, the battles and campaigns, people and politics, and the bitter pill of Reconstruction in the Civil War by year and Today in the Civil War

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Today in the Civil War
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Battle of the Mules [Confederate] Battle of Dry Wood Creek [Union] 1861

Kirby Smith enters Lexington, Kentucky 1862

General John Pope is replaced by Ambrose Burnside, following the disaster at Second Bull Run, ... 1862

Ambrose Burnside occupies Knoxville 1863

Fall of Atlanta. The city is surrendered to Union forces by Mayor James Calhoun. 1864


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