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The Civil War in Georgia - Georgia Civil War Attractions & Events | GACivilWar.org

The Civil War in Georgia - Georgia Civil War Attractions & Events | GACivilWar.org | Civil War | Scoop.it
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BIll Arp was a popular Southern writer born on June 15, 1826. He was famous for his letter "Mr. Lincoln, Sir" which was a satiric response to the president's proclamation ordering the Southern rebels to "disperse and retire peaceably." People like Arp helped strengthen the Confederate spirit, and if it weren't for these people the Union would have easily won the war.

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Carnage At Antietam, 1862

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Eye witness account of the bloodiest day of combat in American history.
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The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American combat history. Tactically, the battle was a tie, but strategically the battle was a victory for the Union.  In this eye witness account Frederick Hitchcock describes his experience as a Union soldier in the Battle of Antietam. He describes the horrible conditions the Union soldiers had to face and how he saw many of his fellow soldiers die. This account by Frederick illustrates some of the terrible conditions soldiers had to face and how bloody and gruesome the war was.

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The First Battle of Bull Run, 1861

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An EyeWitness account of the first major battle of the Civil War.
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The First Battle of Bull Run was a close battle but was ultimately a Southern victory. In this eye witness account Samuel English describes his experience as a Union soldier in the battle. He explained that the Union put up a strong fight but eventually had to retreat. He described how bloody the battle was and how many people died. This account from Samuel helps illustrate how gruesome the battle was.

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Kate Cumming, Civil War Nurse | GACivilWar.org

Kate Cumming, Civil War Nurse | GACivilWar.org | Civil War | Scoop.it
Kate Cumming is best known for her dedicated service to sick and wounded Confederate soldiers. She spent much of the latter half of the Civil War (1861-65) as a nurse in hospitals throughout Georgia.
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Kate Cumming was born in Scotland in 1830 and moved to America as a child. She is known for her services as a nurse for the Confederates in the Civil War. If women like her had not volunteered to help aid injured soldiers in the Civil War, many more people would have died.

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The Legacy of Horace King | GACivilWar.org

The Legacy of Horace King | GACivilWar.org | Civil War | Scoop.it
Today, visitors in Georgia can experience the remarkable legacy of bridges, houses and warships -- the legacy of former slave turned entrepreneur Horace King.
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Horace King was born into slavery in the year 1807. He was granted freedom by an act from the Alabama legislature in 1849.During the Civil War Horace built many bridges for the Confederacy. Horace helped demonstrate that African Americans could make significant contributions to society despite being born into slavery and having an awful education. 

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The Diary of a Union Soldier (1862)

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Elisha Hunt Rhodes was a 20 year old man who served with the Union in the Civil War. He faced the hardships of being a soldier with a positive attitude and was eager to learn and fight. His attitude demonstrates that of many Confederate and Union soldiers. If the Union did not have people with good fighting spirits, they may have lost the war, and if the Confederates did not have soldiers with strong spirits the Union would have won the war with ease.

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The Battle of Shiloh, 1862

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An EyeWitness account of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles.
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The Battle of Shiloh was a major victory for the Union. During the battle, General Johnston was killed which was a major blow to the Confederacy. In this eyewitness account, Henry Stanley describes his experience as a Confederate soldier in The Battle of Shiloh. He describes the bloody loss of the Confederates and mentions how he did not stop fighting until they were forced to retreat. This account by Stanley helps illustrate how violent the war was and how motivated the Confederates were to win the war.

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John McIntosh Kell | GACivilWar.org

John McIntosh Kell | GACivilWar.org | Civil War | Scoop.it
Upon Georgia's secession from the United States, Kell was the first U.S. Naval officer to offer his service to the Confederate States of America.
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Josh Kell was a Southerner who served America in the US Navy since he was 17. He was one of the first people to offer his services to the Confederacy in the Civil War, and eventually served as an executive officer on the CSS Sumter. Men like John who were strong supporters of the Confederacy during the Civil War and had a strong fighting spirit almost won the war for the Confederacy. The North would have easily beat the South if it were not for men like Josh.

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This piece of art depicts Confederate soldiers in the middle of a battle. Many are dying, but their faces look indifferent and determined. This painting illustrates how determined the Southerners were to win the war.

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American Civil War Music (Confederacy) - Southern Soldier - YouTube

2nd South Carolina String Band -- Southern Soldier ___________________________________________ I'll place my knapsack on my back, My rifle on my shoulder, I'...
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This song "Southern Soldier" was a popular song among Confederate soldiers at the time. The song talks about soldiers having to leave their families,  killing Union soldiers, and dying for the Southern cause. This song not only demonstrates some of the hardships of being a soldier, but also the strength of the Confederate spirit. This song must have been very inspirational to Confederate soldiers at the time.

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