Georgia timeline

  • Battle of Peachtree Creek

    Description: Under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, the Army of Tennessee had retired south of Peachtree Creek, an east to west flowing stream, about three... Read more

  • Battle of Atlanta

    Description: Following the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Hood determined to attack Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee. He withdrew... Read more

  • Battle of Ezra Church

    Description: Earlier, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces had approached Atlanta from the east and north. Hood had not defeated them, but he had... Read more

  • Battle of Brown's Mill

    The Battle of Brown's Mill was fought July 30, 1864, in Coweta County, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. Edward M.... Read more

  • Battle of Utoy Creek

    Description: After failing to envelop Hood’s left flank at Ezra Church, Sherman still wanted to extend his right flank to hit the railroad between... Read more

  • Second Battle of Dalton

    The Second Battle of Dalton was fought August 14–15, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces in Whitfield County, northern Georgia. The Union... Read more

  • Battle of Lovejoy's Station

    The Battle of Lovejoy's Station was fought on August 20, 1864, near what is now Lovejoy, Georgia, in Clayton County, during the Atlanta Campaign of... Read more

  • Battle of Jonesborough

    Description: Sherman had successfully cut Hood’s supply lines in the past by sending out detachments, but the Confederates quickly repaired the... Read more

  • Battle of Allatoona

    Description: After the fall of Atlanta, Hood moved northward to threaten the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Sherman’s supply line. He attacked a... Read more

  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15, 1864 to December 21,... Read more

  • Battle of Griswoldville

    Description: Brig. Gen. Charles Walcutt was ordered to make a demonstration, with the six infantry regiments and one battery that comprised his... Read more

  • Battle of Buck Head Creek

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry, under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick moved northeastward, on... Read more

  • Battle of Waynesboro

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick rode northeastward. He set out... Read more

  • Battle of Altamaha Bridge

    The Battle of Altahama Bridge, also known as the Battle for the Doctortown Railroad Trestle, was an American Civil War engagement fought December... Read more

  • Second Battle of Fort McAllister

    Description: As Sherman’ s troops approached Savannah they sorely required supplies. Sherman determined that if he could take Fort McAllister,... Read more

  • Battle of West Point

    The Battle of West Point was fought on April 16, 1865 in West Point, Georgia, during the American Civil War. This battle was fought at Fort Tyler... Read more

  • Jefferson Davis Captured and Held Prisoner

    Jefferson Davis Was Captured May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, had been captured! Jefferson Davis (1808-1889),... Read more

  • Sea Island Hurricane of 1893

    On August 27, 1893 a major hurricane which came to be known as the Sea Islands Hurricane struck the United States near Savannah, Georgia. It was... Read more

  • Eastern Airlines Flight 31 Crashes, Killing 16

    Eastern Airlines Flight 21, night of February 26, 1941. Sometimes called the “Rickenbacker Crash” due to the presence of Eastern Airlines President... Read more

  • Warner Robins Tornadoes

    A series of tornadoes in Peach, Houstoun, Marion, Twiggs and Bibb Counties left 310 people injured, 20 people dead (some sources say 19) and more... Read more

  • Georgia Historical Commission erects historical marker to Blind Tom Wiggins

    The inscription of the Blind Tom historical marker reads: "BLIND TOM" 200 feet east is the grave of Thomas Wiggins (1843-1908) As "Blind... Read more

  • Marker erected in honor of Blind Tom Wiggins at Westmoreland Estate

    The participants at the dedication of the Blind Tom marker at Westmoreland estate, on 10 Feb 1976, were Elnora Walker (left), Tom's niece and the... Read more

  • Kelly Barnes Dam Failure

    The Kelly Barnes Dam on Toccoa Creek near Toccoa, Ga., failed at approximately 1:30 a.m., November 6, 1977, after a period of intensive rain.... Read more

  • Games of the XXVI Olympiad Held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, were an... Read more

  • Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert by the band... Read more