Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia by Barry BrownCrossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia by Barry Brown

Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia

byBarry Brown, Gordon Elwell

Paperback | September 15, 2010

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The impact of the Civil War on Georgia was greater than any other event in the state's history. Approximately eleven thousand Georgians were killed and the state suffered more than one hundred thousand in total casualties. Georgia was extremely influential in this nation's most tragic conflict, and the war touched every corner of the state.

Based on a comprehensive survey of sites identified by the Georgia Civil War Commission in 2000, Crossroads of Conflict covers 350 historic sites in detail, bringing the experience of the war to life. Written by Georgia Civil War Commission staff members Barry L. Brown and Gordon R. Elwell, this full-color edition of Crossroads of Conflict is an updated and significantly expanded version of the guide released by the state of Georgia in 1994.

Crossroads of Conflict is arranged geographically, separating the state into nine distinct regions. Beginning in northeast Georgia, sites are followed west to east, north to south. Detailed maps of each region are supplemented by inset maps of urban areas. For each site, the guide provides a detailed history, driving directions, online resources, and GPS coordinates.

Color photographs and period images document the locations, which include battlefields (major and minor), POW camps, hospitals, houses, buildings, bridges, cemeteries, and monuments. The war experiences of all Georgians, not just soldiers, are addressed within the guide's informative text, and a detailed chronology is included.

Barry L. Brown is heritage tourism specialist for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Gordon R. Elwell is a former program coordinator and administrator for the Georgia Civil War Commission, retired command historian for the Georgia Army National Guard, and is currently historian for the Georgia State Defense Force.
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Title:Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in GeorgiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 11.15 × 8.6 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820337307

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Georgia during the Civil War

HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY

CHICKAMAUGA/FORT OGLETHORPE, Catoosa County and Walker County
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (NRHP)
Gordon-Lee Mansion (NRHP)
Lee & Gordon's Mill (NRHP)
Ross House (NRHP)

RINGGOLD, Catoosa County
Atlanta Campaign Pavilion #1
Battle of Ringgold Gap
Ringgold Depot (NRHP)
Old Stone Presbyterian Church (NRHP)
Whitman-Anderson House (NRHP)

VARNELL, Whitfield County
Prater's Mill

TUNNEL HILL, Whitfield County
Clisby Austin House
Railroad Tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain
Tunnel Hill Heritage Center

DALTON, Whitfield County
Atlanta Campaign Pavilion #2
Blunt House (NRHP) and Cook-Huff House
Confederate Cemetery and Monument
Crown Gardens and Archives
Dalton Depot
Disney Trail
Dug Gap Battlefield Park
Hamilton House
Statue of General Joseph E. Johnston (NRHP)

LAFAYETTE, Walker County
John B. Gordon Hall (NRHP)
LaFayette Presbyterian Church
Marsh House
McLemore's Cove (NRHP)

RESACA, Gordon County
Atlanta Campaign Pavilion #3
Duncan Norton House
Fort Wayne
Oostanaula River Bridge
Resaca Confederate Cemetery

ADAIRSVILLE, Bartow County
Adairsville Depot (NRHP)
Barnsley Gardens (NRHP)

ROME, Floyd County
First Presbyterian Church of Rome
Fort Norton
Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Noble Brothers Foundry

CAVE SPRING, Floyd County

KINGSTON, Bartow County
Kingston Civil War Museum and Woman's History Museum
Kingston Confederate Cemetery
Kingston Depot
Kingston Methodist Church
McCravey-Johnston House

CASSVILLE, Bartow County
Atlanta Campaign Pavilion #4
Cassville Confederate Cemetery

CARTERSVILLE, Bartow County
Bartow History Center and Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Cartersville Depot
Cooper's Iron Works (NRHP)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Roselawn (NRHP)

LAKE ALLATOONA VICINITY, Bartow County
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Clayton House
U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Visitors Center

DALLAS, Paulding County
New Hope Church Monument and Battle Site
Atlanta Campaign Pavilion #5
Pickett's Mill State Historic Site (NRHP)

WHITESBURG, Carroll County
Moore's Bridge Park and Horace King Historic Site

NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS

GAINESVILLE, Hall County
Alta Vista Cemetery and Longstreet's Grave Site
Longstreet Homesite and Vineyards
Piedmont Hotel

JEFFERSON, Jackson County
Crawford W. Long Museum

WINDER, Barrow County
Battle of King's Tanyard

ATLANTA METRO

KENNESAW AND VICINITY, Cobb County
Gilgal Church (NRHP) and Pine Knob Battle Sites
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (NRHP)
Battle of Kolb's Farm
Cheatham Hill and Pigeon Hill
Pine Mountain
5th Indiana Battery Site
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (NRHP)
Camp McDonald Site (NRHP)
Wallis House

MARIETTA, Cobb County
Kennesaw House/Marietta Museum of History/Gone with the Wind Museum
Marietta Depot
Marietta City Cemetery/Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Marietta National Cemetery
Fair Oaks
Georgia Military Institute Site/Colonel Arnoldus Brumby House
Glover-McLeod-Garrison Mansion (NRHP)
Alfred R.Waud Gravesite
Cheney-Newcomer Plantation House
Sope Creek Mill Ruins/Federal Crossing Point

SMYRNA, Cobb County
Battle of Ruff's Mill/Concord Covered Bridge Historic District/Gann House (NRHP)
Battle of Smyrna Camp Ground
Johnston's River Line (NRHP)
Shoupade Park

VININGS, Cobb County
Vining's Station
ROSWELL, Fulton County
Chattahoochee River Crossing
Allenbrook (NRHP)
Roswell Town Square (NRHP)
Bulloch Hall (NRHP)
Roswell Manufacturing Company Mill Ruins (NRHP)
Roswell Presbyterian Church (NRHP)
Archibald Smith Plantation
McAfee's Bridge

BUCKHEAD, Fulton County
Prelude to the Battle of Peachtree Creek
Atlanta History Center
Battle at Moore's Mill
Green Bone Creek
Crestlawn Memorial Park
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Tanyard Creek Park

ATLANTA, Fulton County
Battle of Atlanta
Dexter Niles House Site
Surrender of Atlanta Site
Site of James J.Andrews Execution
Site of the First Federal Shell to Fall in Atlanta
Site of Solomon Luckie's Mortal Wounding
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (NRHP)
Georgia State Capitol and Museum (NRHP)
Augustus Hurt House Site
Springvale Park
Oakland Cemetery
Cyclorama and Grant Park (NRHP)
Lemuel P. Grant Mansion
Fort Walker
Monument to Confederate General W.H.T.Walker
Monument to Federal General James B. McPherson
Battle of Ezra Church
Mozley Park
Westview Cemetery
Battle of Utoy Creek
Historic Utoy Primitive Baptist Church
Lionel Hampton/Utoy Creek Park
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
John A.White Park
Judge William A.Wilson House (NRHP)

DECATUR, DeKalb County
Site Where the Battle of Decatur Began
Decatur Cemetery (NRHP)
DeKalb History Center's Jim Cherry Museum (NRHP)
Mary Gay House (NRHP)
Swanton House (NRHP)

STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE (NRHP), DeKalb County
Stone Mountain Depot (NRHP)
Dr. Hamilton House (NRHP)/Stillwell House (NRHP)/Wayside Inn
Stone Mountain Confederate Cemetery (NRHP)
Stone Mountain Park

LITHONIA, DeKalb County

LILBURN, Gwinnett County
Yellow River Post Office Park (NRHP)

JONESBORO, Clayton County
Battle of Jonesboro
Clayton County Courthouse (NRHP)
1867 Train Depot/Welcome Center
Johnson-Blalock House (NRHP)
Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Confederate Cemetery (NRHP)
Warren House (NRHP)
Stately Oaks Plantation

HAMPTON, Henry County
Nash Farm Battlefield

SWEETWATER CREEK STATE CONSERVATION AREA, Douglas County (NRHP)

PALMETTO, Coweta County
Windemere Plantation (NRHP)

FAYETTEVILLE, Fayette County
Fayette County Historical Society
Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum (NRHP)

PRESIDENTIAL PATHWAYS

NEWNAN, Coweta County
Battle of Brown's Mill
Newnan Male Academy Museum
Oak Hill Cemetery

GRIFFIN, Spalding County
Camp Stephens
Stonewall Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Park
Oak Hill Cemetery

LAGRANGE, Troup County
Bellevue Plantation, Home of Benjamin Harvey Hill (NRHP)
Nancy Harts Marker

WEST POINT, Troup County
Fort Tyler
Pinewood Cemetery

THOMASTON, Upson County
Courthouse Square/First Cannonball Fired
Sidney Barron House (NRHP)
Thomaston-Upson Archives

COLUMBUS, Muscogee County
Battle of Columbus
Columbus Iron Works Convention and Trade Center (NRHP)
Columbus Museum
Linwood Cemetery (NRHP)
National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus (NRHP)
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

ANDERSONVILLE, Sumter County
Andersonville National Historic Site (NRHP)
Drummer Boy Civil War Museum
Wirz Monument

AMERICUS, Sumter County
Rees Park

CORDELE, Crisp County
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Museum

HISTORIC HEARTLAND

ATHENS, Clarke County
Athens Confederate Monument
Benjamin H. Hill House
Cook and Brother Confederate Armory
Double-Barreled Cannon (NRHP)
Howell Cobb Homes
Joseph Henry Lumpkin House (NRHP)
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Taylor-Grady House (NHL)
Thomas R.R. Cobb House (NRHP)
University of Georgia
Ware-Lyndon House (NRHP)

WATKINSVILLE, Oconee County
Eagle Tavern Museum (NRHP)

CONYERS, Rockdale County

COVINGTON, Newton County

MANSFIELD, Newton County
Burge Plantation

MADISON, Morgan County
Joshua Hill Home
Madison-Morgan County Cultural Center
Old City Cemetery

HIGH FALLS STATE PARK, Monroe County

FORSYTH, Monroe County
Forsyth Confederate Hospitals and Cemetery

CULLODEN, Monroe County
Battle of Culloden

BARNESVILLE, Lamar County

MACON, Bibb County
Cannonball House and Confederate Museum (NRHP)
Hay House (NRHP)
Ocmulgee National Monument (NRHP)/Battle of Dunlap's Farm
Rose Hill Cemetery (NRHP)
Sydney Lanier Cottage (NRHP)
Woodruff House
Clinton/Old Clinton Historic District (NRHP)

CLINTON/GRISWOLDVILLE, Jones County
Griswoldville State Historic Site
Battle of Sunshine Church

MILLEDGEVILLE, Baldwin County
First Presbyterian Church (NRHP)
Old Governor's Mansion (NRHP)
Old State Capitol Building and Museum (NRHP)
Old State Capitol Square (NRHP)/Provost Guard Camp Site
Memory Hill Cemetery (NRHP)
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

BALL'S FERRY LANDING, Wilkinson County

CLASSIC SOUTH

LEXINGTON, Oglethorpe County

PHILOMATH (NHD), Oglethorpe County

WASHINGTON, Wilkes County
Campbell-Jordan House (NRHP)
Robert Toombs Historic Site (NRHP)
Washington Historical Museum
Wilkes County Courthouse/Last Confederate Cabinet Meeting Site

CRAWFORDVILLE, Taliaferro County
Alexander H. Stephens State Historic Park
Liberty Hall Historic Site and Confederate Museum

AUGUSTA, Richmond County
Augusta Canal (NRHP)
Augusta Museum of History
Augusta State University/U.S.Arsenal (NRHP)
Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson (NHL, NRHP)
Confederate Monument (NRHP)
Confederate Powder Works Factory (NRHP)
First Presbyterian Church
Magnolia Cemetery (NRHP)
Medical College of Georgia (NRHP)
Morris Museum of Art

FORT GORDON U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS MUSEUM, Richmond County

SANDERSVILLE, Washington County
Brown House Museum

PERKINS, Jenkins County
Battle of Buckhead Creek

MILLEN, Jenkins County
Magnolia Springs State Park/Camp Lawton

WAYNESBORO, Burke County
Battle of Waynesboro

PLANTATION TRACE

FORT GAINES, Clay County

BLAKELY, Early County
Original Confederate Flagpole

SAFFOLD, Early County
Saffold Confederate Naval Yard

FITZGERALD, Ben Hill County
Blue and Gray Museum

THOMASVILLE, Thomas County
Thomas County Historical Museum
Thomasville Prisoner of War Camp

VALDOSTA, Lowndes County
Lowndes County Historical Society Museum (NRHP)

MAGNOLIA MIDLANDS

IRWINVILLE, Irwin County
Jefferson Davis Memorial Park

JESUP, Wayne County
Defense of Doctortown

GEORGIA'S COAST

NEW EBENEZER, Effingham County
Effingham Museum
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Augusta Road Crossing of Ebenezer Creek
Guyton

SAVANNAH, Chatham County
Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam
Fort Jackson (NHL)
Georgia Historical Society (NRHP)
Green-Meldrim House (NRHP, NHL)
King-Tisdell Cottage (NRHP)
Savannah History Museum (NRHP, NHL)
Second African Baptist Church
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum (NRHP)

FORT PULASKI, Chatham County
Fort Pulaski National Monument (NRHP)

TYBEE ISLAND, Chatham County
Battery Hamilton
Tybee Island Museum and Light Station

RICHMOND HILL, Bryan County
Fort McAllister State Historic Park (NRHP)

MIDWAY, Liberty County
Fort Morris State Historic Site (NRHP)

DARIEN, McIntosh County
Midway Museum
Pierce Butler Plantation (NRHP)
Sapelo Island Lighthouse (NRHP)

JEKYLL ISLAND, Glynn County
Jekyll Island Confederate Battery

BLACKSHEAR, Pierce County
Blackshear Prison Camp

GPS Coordinates
The Civil War in Georgia: A Brief Summary of the Principal Events
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

Crossroads is an important catalog of a pivotal time in Georgia and our nation's history. Hats off to all those who played a part in creating this impressive work that combines scholarship, tourism, and some old-fashioned storytelling.

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