History Comes Alive at Resaca

May 11, 2011

This month, guns will fire, horses will charge, flags will wave, many will fall in Gordon County Georgia—and a good time will be had by all.  On May 20-22, the battle ensues when Civil War re-enactors bring the 1864 Battle of Resaca to life on the actual site where history was made. Hundreds of authentically-clad Confederate and Union soldiers will converge to commemorate the 147th anniversary of an important turning point in the Civil War, the first major engagement in General William Sherman's March to the Sea and the eventual burning of Atlanta.  Few reenactments are held on intact original Civil War battle sites, but Resaca Battlefield is one such place, and the public is invited to watch as history is recreated.

The Battle of Resaca is an annual event that takes place on farmland TPL purchased from financially strapped owners in 2008. This year, many organizations including Civil War Trust, American Battlefield Protection Program, Georgia Battlefield Association, Friends of the Resaca Battlefield, and Gordon County worked with TPL on a conservation easement that forever protects the site from future development. The completed easement came just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and this is one battle we're proud to keep going!

To learn more read the press release.