Originally Posted by northerlee
My family was living in Dallas-Paulding, Georgia, during the civil war. I've read books about "The Battle of New Hope Church."
I'm not a native Georgian, I've lived here for 20 years now. A lot of Civil War history around here. New Hope is an unincorporated community about 5 miles north of Dallas (most noted for a Delta plane crash site a little over 20 years ago) Pickett's Mill battlefield is just north of New Hope, and there is Kennesaw Mountain, an import feature in the battles.
Side note: Not long after we moved here we were at Kennesaw Mountain and there were doing a war enactment of an encampment, everyone had Union uniforms on. I went up to a park ranger and said "I'm sure glad the reinforcements got here as I have been catching a little grief about being a northerner, his answer was just remind them who won the war.
Also, in Kennesaw there is a Civil War museum with a locomotive in the great locomotive chase.
Anyone interested in Civil War history should see a sobering Civil War memorial at the Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp, a national park now.