Civil War history

A Ride on the Incline Railway!

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I’ve been to Look Out Mountain before. I have been to Rock City and I have seen the beautiful Ruby Falls, but I had never taken a ride on the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger rail in the country. Besides offering amazing scenery, this is an engineering wonder. The train car takes you for a […]


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I am not quite sure what you would expect to find when viewing an old jail, but this castle like structure built in 1869 that served as the Macoupin County Jail is not it.  This structure has the look of a fairytale fortress.  Designed by E.E. Meyers the jail was built the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce says, “using the […]

Green –Meldrim House where Sherman's Atlanta Campaign came to an end.

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I don’t know if there is a prettier town than Savannah. The history and beauty of the City are compelling reasons enough to stop here along with the fact that the Green –Meldrim House in Savannah is where William T. Sherman ended his Atlanta Campaign. We heard this while on a hop on hop off […]

The Clisby - Austin House, Sherman's Atlanta Campaign start

Georgia is a hotbed of Civil War history. On our way south we stumbled on the farm where General William T. Sherman started his historic Atlanta Campaign. The farm is located just north of Dalton, GA in Tunnel Hill which is also the site of the Great Locomotive chase, when Union soldiers attempted to cut […]