The Episcopal Church in America has its origins in the Church of England, which was England?s officially established church by an act of Parliament.
Ten years have gone by since Cheryl my wife- and I had the privilege to attend the funeral of the eight sailors who died in the Hunley on the fateful morning of February 17th, 1864. The Honorable Bob Young, mayor of Augusta and his wife, Gwen, were invited by the organizing committee.
The Civil War Trust may not be able to restore Fort Sedgwick or reclaim Atlanta's battlefields, but it's leading the charge to defend America's battlefields from the likes of Dollar General and Colonel Sanders.
Our May program brings to the Augusta Roundtable two of the most important figures in the national initiative to preserve and expand the protection of Civil War Battlefields.
John L. Nau III of Houston is the chairman emeritus of The Civil War Trust and Jim Lighthizer is the president of the Trust.
Starting from scratch and against enormous odds, the Confederacy was able to put into action more than 20 armored warships. In the end, innovation, ingenuity and hard work enabled the Confederacy to put into service the strongest ironclad navy possible given the Souths limitations.
In the spring of 1862, Sophia Schley was moving about the streets of Augusta with great urgency on a mission to help save the city from the potential ravages of war. Sophia, the 63-year-old widow of Gov. William Schley, was leader of the Ladies Volunteer Association of Augusta. Its mission was to help raise money to build a gunboat to protect the reaches of the Savannah River.
The March ACWRT meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in order to view the exhibit of Conrad Wise Chapman paintings at the Morris Museum of Art.
The Atlanta History Center is the home of three outstanding Civil War collections; Beverly DuBose, Thomas Dickey and George Wray Jr. The AHC has brought these together in their award winning exhibition.
Augusta native William W. Hulbert lay in the sand of Morris Island under artillery fire. Unnerving as it was to be shot at, it was nothing new to the young Lieutenant.
In 1845, William Tecumseh Sherman, a 25 year old U.S. Army lieutenant arrived in Augusta. Was it a pure chance or did he obtain this position because of his political connections in Washington?
There are four examples of Civil War era cannons and two mortars on display in Augusta. In addition several others are on display at Ft. Gordon.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 Oct. 29, 1877) was a Lt. General in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. He is remembered as a self educated, innovative cavalry leader, nicknamed the Wizard of the Saddle by writers of The Lost Cause movement, and Devil Forrest by Northern troops.
Although only twice in command of a field army during battle Kentucky in June 1862 and at Nashville, December 15, 1864, Thomas played a significant role in the Union army.
Late on the morning of Saturday, April 12th 1862 a Western and Atlantic Railroad freight train pulled into the depot at Adairsville Ga. The train was pulled by the locomotive #49 named The Texas. Up until now it had been a normal day for the train?s engineer, Pennsylvania born Peter J. Bracken. He and his crew had left Dalton earlier aboard The Texas, its tender and 21 freight cars. At Adairsville they were shunted to a siding waiting for a southbound passenger train from Chattanooga. As they waited another W&A locomotive, The General, came alongside.
In October members from the Augusta CWRT paid a visit to the Atlanta Cyclorama. We went at the invitation of Gordon Jones who is currently overseeing the plan to close the present installation and move the historic painting/ artifact to the Atlanta History Center.
A New Home for the Cyclorama
The Cyclorama is beginning to show its age. The 130 year old painting of The Battle of Atlanta is going to undergo a multi-million dollar facelift. The 42 foot tall, 371 feet in circumference painting has been at its current home in Grant Park since 1921 and the need for restoration is obvious.