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Fort Fredrica

When European nations sailed to America, each began to lay claim to new lands.  Many built forts to protect their new empire.  Today many of…

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Who Was Vice President of the Confederacy?

You’ve heard of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy. But who was his vice president? SharePrintEmail

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The Confederacy on the Move

As Union troops advanced on Richmond, Virginia, the president of the Confederacy was on the move.  The story of the Union and the pursuit of…

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The First Emancipation Proclomation

It was the first emancipation proclamation of the Civil War and it wasn’t issued by Lincoln.  We’ll go to the site of that famous battle…

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Leaving Your Hospital Bed to Fight

By 1864 the situation the situation in Macon, Georgia was so dire that men in the hospital were asked to leave their beds and defend…

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The Cannonball House

The city of Macon, Georgia is still a place where you can find elegant plantation mansions…homes of some of the wealthiest southerners built in the…

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Raising Corn In A Swamp

You might not think of a swamp as the best place to grow a corn crop.  But here is was the perfect place for a…

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Inside the Earth Lodge

It this country…the U.S. Capitol is the place where laws are made…but 1000 years ago…it was perhaps this earth lodge where the most important decisions…

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Unique Mounds and Lodges

Most of what we know about this group of people comes from the mounds they built all across the U.S.  In the state of Georgia…

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The Methodist Museum

If you do something the same way day after day, you might be said to have a method to your work. The method these brothers…

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The Great Locomotive Chase

It’s called the Great Locomotive Chase – an event that occurred in 1862 when a secret force of Union soldiers captured a confederate locomotive and…

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Clark Gable and the Cyclorama

Many people remember Clark Gable in the movie Gone With the Wind.  But have you seen him in his role of a dying Union soldier….

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The Bankruptcy of a Circus Benefits a City

Never was the bankruptcy of a circus so fortuitous to a city.  Not only did they pick up what would become a major attraction, they…

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What Started as a Campaign Poster…

It began life as a campaign poster, although you would have to have one very large wall to ever hang it.  However, this elaborate painting…

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Remembering the Civil War in Atlanta

It’s been over a century and a half since the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, yet many Americans are still fascinated by the battles,…

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Hostage Chuck Scott

There have long been tensions between the U.S. and the middle east, but Chuck Scott believes today’s challenges stem from an incident decades ago–an ordeal…

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Being Held Prisoner

When the Iranian hostage situation began, most of those Americans held would have told you the conflict would have lasted a week at most. But…

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