New book highlights Georgia’s Civil War sites

ATLANTA – A new book detailing Civil War sites statewide is a must-have for heritage travelers and history buffs looking to see the places that made history a century and a half ago.

“Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia,” written by Barry L. Brown and Gordon R. Elwell, features information about more than 350 Civil War sites throughout the Peach State. The book, released just a year before the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, builds on sites the Georgia Civil War Commission identified in 2000.

In addition to battle descriptions, the book includes addresses to relevant websites and GPS coordinates.

This week, Brown participated in a number of book signings, including a stop in Rome.

“The turn out to this book signing is evidence of the incredible excitement surrounding the sesquicentennial anniversary of the war,” Chris Cannon, director of communication at the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, said in a news release. “In coming months and years, Rome will see even more excitement in celebration of our area’s heritage.”

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