Thursday, June 6, 2013

Photo contest: Civil War sites in Georgia

Images of the Old State Capitol in Milledgeville and a quaint lighthouse near Fort Pulaski were recognized in a Civil War in Georgia photo contest. The project, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, coincided with National Preservation Month in May. Fifty-five photos of buildings and sites were submitted. Milledgeville was the fourth capital of Georgia, before Atlanta. The statehouse was evacuated in November 1864 as Union Gen. William T. Sherman approached, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Sherman spared the capitol, but the building was ransacked by Union troops. It has since been restored. See photos

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