Today, July 22, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. While the city managed to survive (to some extent) until it was burned to the ground in September by Sherman's troops, the battle was a turning point in the Civil War and changed our city forever. Atlanta, always the phoenix, continues to reinvent itself atop its own ashes, even today, so sometimes we have to dig a little deeper than other cities when we want to walk through history. The battlefields where lives were lost, the hills where troops were watched with tired eyes and the buildings where history-altering strategies were hatched are now beneath highways, schools, shops and houses. Here's how to find them.
["Beginning of the Battle" marker and Fort Walker marker images via CivilWarMarkers.com. Major General Walker, General McPherson markers and Troup-Hurt House site via Google Maps. Atlanta Cyclorama, General Hood, General Sherman, battlefield image via Wikimedia Commons.]Read More