American Battlefield Trust
The American Battlefield Trust preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters. From continuing education credits to curricula and lesson plans, from research guides to scholarships and contests, our Education team offers a wide variety of resources for teachers and students.
Civil War Savannah
A repository of photos and history done for the 150th.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference, studying, teaching, and research.
Georgia Military Units
Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table in the link for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units. The information in the lists of Georgia Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Originally launched in 2004 and redesigned in 2013, the NGE is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia’s still-unfolding story.
The Civil War in Georgia
Georgia’s history as a colony, and eventually a state, began when James Oglethorpe and a small group of settlers established Savannah on Yamacraw Bluff on the Savannah River. But of course, they were not the first people to live in what is now Georgia – the colonists were befriended by Tomochichi and his band of Native Americans, who had lived in this area for generations. And before Oglethorpe the Spanish had established a string of missions along the coast of what is now Georgia. It is impossible to place a real, meaningful starting point to Georgia’s history, but what is not in doubt is that Georgia has led a very eventful existence – from its earliest times, through the American Revolution, antebellum era, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and its continual growth up to modern times.
This section of GeorgiaInfo contains a wealth of material on Georgia history – some original from GeorgiaInfo staff, and some links to external sites with useful information on Georgia history. Each of the chronological categories is centered around a timeline, which lists the major events for each year in that particular era of Georgia history. Each timeline also contains related items which also correspond to that particular era of Georgia history. More specific Georgia historical information can be found on This Day in Georgia History, In Their Own Words, and FDR’s Ties to Georgia.”
This Day in Georgia Civil War History
GeorgiaInfo, An Online Georgia Almanac, provides what took place in Georgia or with Georgians.
In 1905, Georgia Gov. Joseph Terrell announced that the U.S. War Department had returned twenty-six Civil War flags to Georgia. He requested state funds to preserve the collection. In 1916, the General Assembly mandated that the flags from the Civil War and Spanish American War “be preserved for all time in the Capitol of the State.” The law required the governor to accept “any such flag . . . offered to the State” and “to make such provision for its preservation as may be necessary. . . .” Thus began the Georgia Capitol flag collection, which can be viewed in this Virtual Vault.