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

Albert Sidney Johnston , near the start of the Civil War
Albert Sidney Johnston
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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Off the coast of Virginia a Union naval officer ascends in a tethered balloon to look at Confederate ... 1861

Battle of Mobile Bay 1864

Gordon Granger lands on Dauphin Island and invests Fort Gaines, one of two forts defending Mobile 1864


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