Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DVD shows walking tour of wartime Atlanta

The Georgia Battlefields Association is selling a DVD of a walking tour of downtown Atlanta, which endured fierce fighting and a bombardment before falling to Union troops.

Famed historian Ed Bearss led the tour in March 2008. Members of the association and others visited many of the city’s sites photographed by George Barnard in September 1864 (a view above).

The tour was recorded by Three23 Films, and is entitled “Civil War Atlanta: A Walk Through History.” You can see the intro at this link. A walking tour map is included.

GBA is selling the 52-minute DVD, including a tour map, for $10 ($15 if its mailed). DVDs are available at Civil War Round Table of Atlanta meetings or whenever the GBA conducts a tour or gives a presentation. Send a $15 check to GBA, 7 Camden Road NE, Atlanta GA 30309.

For more info, contact GBA or

1 comment:

  1. I was very disappointed with this DVD. 1) Ed Bearss doesn't comment in it at all; 2) even though I have lived here 20 years, I couldn't orient myself to where the people were in the DVD due to the poor coordination with present day maps; and 3) it only features downtown, none of the actual battle sites. It is worth the $10 though, because there is nothing else out there on this. I know sites where the actual battles took place were filmed, so I don't know why they were not included in this DVD.