Georgia Civil War
The Dalton area was one of the strategic locations in the Civil War in Georgia thanks to the fact that the Western and Atlantic Railroad ran through the middle of town. Throughout
Besides the Revoluntionary War and Civil War heritage that many places in Georgia enjoy, Richmond Hill in Bryan County has an era of history uniquely its own—the Henry Ford Era.
By Jim Miles As the very unofficial Civil War historian of Houston County, years ago I wrote the text for two new historical markers that will eventually be erected. The first was
By Jim Miles A major Grady of the Militia in Athens was described as a rich merchant who had been converted to Christianity during a revival in l857. Grady approached his religion
By Jim Miles Southern men who served the Confederacy found themselves heroes for life, the beneficiaries of public adoration and state pensions until the last drummer boy finally
By Jim Miles No one could accuse the Thomas Hunt family of Round Oak, in Jones County, of skimping in its contribution to the Confederacy. Eight brothers enlisted in the Southern
By Jim Miles The following 20 years passed quietly as the Hunts rebuilt their lives, so it came as a tremendous surprise when the C linton Postmaster received a letter from B. F.
By Jim Miles Robert E. Lee recognized that Confederate fortunes had taken a turn for the worse. In three years of bitter fighting, Lincoln had sent his massive Army of the Potomac
By Jim Miles The successful assault, accomplished with miniscule Federal casualties, threatened the Confederacy with destruction. A gaping, half mile wide hole had been ripped in
By Jim Miles "I felt that I was in the presence of death. My first thought was this is unfair, somebody is to blame for getting us all killed. I didn't come out here to fight