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The Lost Mill Workers

Although frequently referred to as the "Roswell Women", especially by locals, the mill workers were not all women, and not all of them were from Roswell.

The Women Will Howl tells details the arrest and deportation of Georgia mill workers during Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864. 

The Women Will Howl - The Roswell Women

Kennesaw State University

 The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University provides quality programming that reflects academic inquiry and a greater understanding of the causes, nature and effects of the bloodiest conflict in our history. 

Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at KSU

Virginia Tech

 Civil War history lives at Virginia Tech. From its home in Virginia Tech’s History Department, the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies promotes greater understanding of the Civil War era among academics and the public. 

Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Almost Everything Civil War Page

 The Virtual Civil War Home Page contains thousands of pages of Civil War material including Photos, Images, Battles, Documents, Southern Historical Papers, Troops Furnished, Death Stats, Associations, Letters & Diaries, Census of 1860, Maps, Official Records, Message Board, Dyer's Compendium, Fox's Regimental Losses, Regimental Histories, Genealogy, Biographical Information, Reenacting and Unit Information. 

The Virtual Civil War Page

War Between the States Encyclopedia

Presented by Georgia's Historic High Country Travel Association via the Blue and Gray Trail web site an extensive collection of material.

Link to Blue and Gray Trail Encyclopedia

Medicine in the Civil War

 The Civil War came at a time when there were very few advancements in terms of medicine and the treatment of injuries and ailments. Even some of the most basic life-saving techniques, such as CPR, were not heard of or developed at that time. Although medications and methods of treating injuries were in their infancy, the weapons of war were advancing, as was their ability to wreak havoc on the human body. As a result, this created problems when it came to saving the lives of soldiers; however, a lack of modern techniques such as CPR was only a part of the problem. Severe infections were also common and hindered treatment and the healing process. Because the overall living environment of the soldier was unsanitary, as were field hospitals and dressing stations, disease also ran rampant. When it came to the death of Civil War soldiers, illness was twice as likely to be the culprit versus an injury sustained in battle. 

More About Medicine During the Civil War

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Monument to Capt. Thomas King, Mayor of Roswell, killed during battle at Chickamauga

Role of Cotton

During the Civil War cotton functioned as the equivalent of 21st century gasoline oil with regard to worth and value. ;Once the war had ended, cotton was the United States’ ticket back into the global economy, and continues to be a massive export to this day. 

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Guns and Weapons

 The American Civil War was one of the first major wars in the industrial era. Over the period of five years (1861 to 1865) in which the war was fought, the Union and Confederate armies used an extensive variety of weapons against each other, ranging from swords to cannons. Many new weapons and technologies emerged during the course of the war, and some of them played a significant role in deciding the war’s final outcome. Here are the different types of weapons that were used by the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War: 

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Photography and Photographs of the Civil War

 Photography played a significant role during the Civil War since it provided an accurate historical record of the war. The personalities, casualties, places, and horrors of war were captured by the lenses of some of the most valiant photographers and firms of that time such as Mathew B. Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, and the E & H.T. Anthony Co. The photographs serve as a valuable tool for historical research on the Civil War. 

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Clara Barton "American Nightingale"

 Clara Barton is a famous teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She is considered to be one of the most famous nurses of the Civil War but is most recognized for establishing the American Red Cross. Because she was able to do more than many women were allowed to do at the time, Barton is also a role model for many girls and women. 

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Confederate Texas and the Reconstruction

 Confederate sentiment was strong in Texas in the early 1860s. Sympathizers to the cause, primarily rooted in the concept of states’ rights and in the practical rejection of federal interference in state law, including the legality of slavery, coalesced around it to push for Texas’s secession from the United States in 1861. 

It’s important to note that while Texas did indeed join the Confederacy, there were a number of Texans who were Union loyalists and who joined Union forces.  Military action in Texas during the Civil War included offensive and defensive battles, although not nearly as many as in other Southern states, due in part to Texas’ distance from the more highly populated eastern portion of the U.S. 

Read more: Texans, Cotton, Cattle and Railroads

Places to Visit

The Atlanta History Center

Welcome explorers of the world! If you’re looking for history, knowledge and adventure, you’ve come to the right place. The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant communities where the stories and mysteries of our region thrive.  

Visit the Atlanta History Center

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

 Experience the dramatic history of railroads and the War Between the States at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History! 

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story. 

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National Civil War Naval Museum

 Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle


"This is a great museum that explores a part of the Civil War, mostly forgotten."

...museum guest, TripAdvisor

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Confederate Powder Works Chimney and Sibley Mill

 At the beginning of the Civil War gunpowder supplies for the Confederate armies were insufficient.  In 1861 Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, charged Colonel George Washington Rains with solving this issue by creating a local supply of gunpowder.  Rains chose the flat lands by the Augusta Canal as the most suitable site for making the much needed gunpowder.  

Read about Sibley Mill and Confederate Powder Works Chimney

Allatoona Pass Battlefield

 Bordering the western shore of Lake Allatoona and the Emerson-Allatoona Road, 1.5 miles east of I-75 in Bartow County, Georgia, is the Allatoona Battlefield. The battle fought there on October 5, 1864 is rich both in myth and legend and is one of the most dramatic and tragic episodes of the Civil War. It was the inspiration for the familiar hymn by Evangelist Peter Bliss, “Hold the Fort,” and is remembered for the summons to surrender message by Confederate General Samuel G. French, “in order to avoid a needless effusion of blood.” 

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