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GA-The Last Battle of Winchester - Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Scott Patchan will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. The City of Marietta is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free.,

AL-Fort Morgan Guided Tours - Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Living history interpreters will take you on a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Admission to the fort: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $4.00. 251-540-7127,

GA-5th Annual Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon and Half Marathon  Saturday, May 4, 6:00 am, Abbeville & Fitzgerald to Irwinville GA. Run on the actual historic route taken by Confederate President Jefferson Davis...and the chasing Federal cavalry...on his final day of freedom before being captured at the end of the Civil War. Both online and mail-in registration forms are available. We’re limiting the total number of runners to 150, so make sure to sign up early. We want to accommodate as many as possible while focusing first and foremost on this race being friendly to the runners. Abbeville, Fitzgerald and Irwinville are all located on the historic driving route of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail: Registration fee charged: 229-467-2737,

GA-38th Annual Old Clinton “War Days” - Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday until 4:00 pm, Old Clinton Historic District, near Gray GA. Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time, when the Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville during Sherman’s March to the Sea are re-created. “Battles” at 2:00 pm each day. The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, will be open for tours. The house will be furnished and decorated in the era of the War Between the States. Miss Annie’s Store will display a wide variety of war relics, an exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons and authentic Confederate currency. Saturday will conclude with a memorial service at 8:00 pm in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead. Clinton and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails interpretive marker # R9 are located on the “Right Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: Admission: Adults $5.00, Students (ages 6 to 18) $3.00. The memorial service is free for everyone. 478-986-6383,

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, May 11, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the Visitor Center amphitheater. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: 770-427-4686, (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).

GA-155th Anniversary Battle of Resaca Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, May 17 through 19, Chitwood Farm, Chitwood Road, Resaca GA. One of the largest reenactments in Georgia, held on a portion of the actual battlefield. School group tours on Friday; memorial service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery on Saturday; exciting battles both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Other activities include a ladies tea with guest speaker, touring of the camps and talking with the soldiers, cavalry competition, Saturday night period dance, Sunday morning tactical and period church service, reenactors used clothing “yard sale” and continuous living history activities. Shop sutler row for period wares; food and beverages available. Resaca and its Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® interpretive marker # 14 (“Oostanaula River Bridges”) are located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Open to school groups on Friday. Open to the general public on Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $2.00. 800-887-3811,

GA-The Battle for Petersburg - Monday, May 20, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. A. Wilson Greene, retired Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, presents from his latest book, “A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg,” focusing on “A Perfect Hell of Blood: The Battle of the Crater.,” during the bi-monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909,

AL-Living History Memorial Day Tribute - Saturday, May 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Historical interpreters dressed in uniforms from different eras of the forts occupation will conduct special guided tours throughout the day. Additionally, artillery, small arms, and other presentations will demonstrate the complexities of military garrison life at Fort Morgan. Admission: Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (ages 6-12) $4.00. 251-540-5257,

GA-Memorial Day Commemoration at Fort McAllister - Saturday, May 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon and musket firings every hour! Civil War era demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route for the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: Admission: Adults $9.00, Seniors (62+) $8.00, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $5.00. 912-727-2339,

GA-155th Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett's Mill Reenactment - Thursday through Saturday, May 30 through June 1, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Experience reenactors and living history demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a refugee. Interact with soldiers and civilians. Go on a guided history hike that goes to a cornfield to see an important part of the battle. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850,