Posts tagged with "Battle of Atlanta"

Drinks and history: Battle of Atlanta pub tour this Saturday

Posted by Dena Mellick July 15, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Here’s one way to drink in history. A tour company called Urban Battle Tours is guiding The Battle of Atlanta Pub Tour this Saturday, July 18th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Matt Spaulding, president of Urban Battle Tours, says the pub tour starts out with drinks at the Glenn […]

Battle of Atlanta organization plans low-key remembrance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2015

The Battle of Atlanta Commemorative Organization pulled out all the stops last year for the 150th anniversary of the battle that changed the course of the Civil War. This year B*ATL is planning to mark the event, but will do so with less pomp and circumstance. According to the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization newsletter, “If you […]

Man walking – Mr. B’s Civil War march

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014

This story has been updated. Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, crucial turning point in the United States Civil War. There were several events held in Kirkwood over the weekend to commemorate the event. Retired Decatur High social studies teacher Chris Billingsley plans his own ceremony today to pay homage to […]

Photos – Battle of Atlanta events

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 21, 2014

This story has been updated.  July 22 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Over the weekend, Kirkwood played host to several events commemorating the historic event. Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High School teacher, was there and sent us these photos from Saturday, July 19. These photos are from the living history […]

Ready for Battle – Events mark 150th Anniversary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2014

This weekend is jam-packed full of events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. History lover and former Decatur High School teacher Chris Billingsley sent us these photos on Friday, July 18.  The actual anniversary is July 22. He says, “Gilliam Park. Battle encampment. I was told all would be ready (today). Rain […]

Events planned for 150th anniversary of battle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 17, 2014

In July of 1864, a battle that began in Kirkwood helped to propel President Abraham Lincoln to a second term in office, according to B*ATL chairman Henry Bryant. Thousands of men died during one afternoon of fighting in what became known as the Battle of Atlanta. President Lincoln’s Democratic opponent, George McClellan, pledged to make […]

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