The Atlanta History Center presents War in our Backyards Discovering Atlanta, 1861 – 1865 open through December 31st.2012. This Atlanta History Center exhibit uses the latest interactive technology and historic map overlays to show where the battles took place. 3-D videos allow visitors to see Civil War photographs then and how the City of Atlanta looks 150 years later. One of the most fascinating aspects of the exhibit is how the Atlanta History Center uses key eyewitness accounts, period sources and interactive maps to determine how much of Atlanta was burned by General William T. Sherman’s Union Armies.
Our guests are always amazed as the walk around Atlanta and see all the Historical Markers for the Civil War. The next time you visiting our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast don’t miss seeing the marker at Piedmont Avenue and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens showing the troop movement. Penn Avenue and 8th Street has a marker showing the seige line occupied by Brigade General T.J. Wood’s 3rd Division and Howard’s 4th Corps from July 22nd to August 25th, 1864. Cannons were set up to shoot approximatley one mile into the city center for the Battle of Atlanta. At Juniper and 3rd Street Andrews Raiders, from the Great Locomotive Chase were hanged. Some of the Civil War artifacts that we have discovered during our renovation of the inn and rejunevation of the gardens are mini balls, cannon balls and whiskey bottles. .
The next time you are visiting Atlanta don’t miss the Atlanta History Center, War in our Backyards, Discovering Atlanta, 1861 – 1865.