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Georgia's Civil War History Comes Alive Through the State's Historic Sites
Activities can be found across the state to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Atlanta, June 17, 2011- Journey through Georgia's rich Civil War history and discover a heritage as unique as the state it's in. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war by traveling the state and uncovering attractions only found in Georgia.
Get acquainted with Georgia's Civil War history by visiting the many battleground sites that pepper the state. Start by heading to Chickamauga to see the nation's oldest and largest military park, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park<http://www.nps.gov/chch/
Those seeking sites that were less war-torn can go to the Andersonville National Historic Site<http://www.nps.gov/ande/
The charm of the Antebellum South has been captured in time with the preservation of numerous historic homes that now house museums. The Brown House Museum <http://gacivilwar.org/
The Old Governor's Mansion<http://www.gcsu.edu/
Another great way to visit important Civil War sites it to embark on a guided tour along a historic pathway. The self-guided Macon County Driving Tour<http://gacivilwar.org/
History continues to take on a life of its own at the Atlanta Cyclorama<http://www.
From mansions to locomotives, to battlefields and cemeteries, visitors are sure to find Georgia rich in Civil War history. The state's antebellum homes and major role in the Civil War have become integral to its heritage. Experience the complication and excitement of the Civil War South as you visit one of the state's many historical offerings. For more information about the Civil War in Georgia visit www.gacivilwar.org<http://www.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video and music projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
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GA's Civil War History Comes Alive through State's Historic Sites
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