The Chattahoochee Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Submitted by Mike Bunn (The Columbus Museum)

Civil_War.jpgAtlanta, Georgia, October, 1864. Union pickets at rest on top of Confederate breast works southeast of Atlanta looking east to where the battle of July 22, 1864 began. (Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Archives, Office of Secretary of State).

The Chattahoochee Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration is a series of collaborative events staged by a wide variety of cultural institutions in the lower Chattahoochee River Valley area of Alabama and Georgia which will investigate the enduring legacy of the Civil War. Featuring programming addressing the impact of the conflict on “Soldiers, Sailors, Slaves, and Citizens,” the commemoration will include events such as lectures by such noted authors as Jeff Shaara and Winston Groom, living history performances, exhibits, and special tours taking place in the spring and early summer of 2011.

The Commemoration—a cooperative effort between the region’s libraries, museums, historical sites, cultural institutions, educational institutions and government agencies—exists to develop and implement events, celebrations, activities and projects it considers most fitting and proper to honor the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War.

Please check their website for detailed information: