We've now returned home from our trip last week down to Atlanta where we attended the Landmark Events Atlanta Campaign History Tour with historian Bill Potter.Bill Potter shared the accounts of great men and women of the area and interpreted history through the lens of Scripture.What a wonderful and informative tour! We walked the battlefields, explored the museums, and visited the graves that gave testimony to the great battle for Atlanta.
Here we are the first morning of the tour as we met the group of 20 families at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitor Center: And here are Hannah and Sarah with their friends Abby and Emma who were also on the tour with their family: Tom looks at the map of the battle as he listens through the provided headphones as Bill Potter speaks on Andrew's Raid: And here I am below posing in front of a cannon at Kennesaw...if I only had a dollar for every cannon we've posed beside through the years of visiting Civil War battlefields on vacations...oh my! It was a beautiful day for a tour! Walking past the Confederate Earthworks to get to Cheatham's Hill: Cheatham's Hill area...the Dead Angle and the Illinois Memorial. You can read more about this here: Below: Looking towards the battlefield, site of probably the most intense fighting on the Kennesaw line in June, 1864: A group of young re-enactors hoisting the American flag and charging up the hill: After all the battlefield action, everyone was ready for a picnic lunch. Here we are enjoying the mid-day meal with our friends: Our group near the Gazebo in Glover Park in Marietta Square listening to Mr. Potter: And another view in the beautiful Marietta Square: We continued on to the Marietta Museum of History:One of the many interesting exhibits in the Marietta Museum was this old-time Westinghouse iron below. It caught my eye because I worked at Westinghouse for almost ten years before I met Tom: Our last tour stop of the afternoon was Oakland Cemetery. It was quite a lovely place with the spring-blooming trees and flowers on the property: We listened to another lecture here in front of the memorial for the Confederate dead: Here I am with my blog friend Victoria in front of the sleeping lion memorial to the unknown Confederate dead:
We ended the day with a lecture on the Great Awakening in the Tennessee regiment and a delicious meal at the Marietta Diner: ~Deb
"Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death." ~ Psalm 48:12 - 14