Heartland of the Confederacy
Civil War in Georgia
Heartland of the Confederacy toombs housestephens home
Civil War in Georgia
"Family History Preserved"
University of Georgia archivisit Linda Aaron, with Mary Johnson and Sindney Fortson have preserved more than 100 Civil War letters that were donated by Johnson and Fortson.

Leaders Life Legacy

Leaders Trail

Georgia Civil War Leaders Trail Map The Leaders Trail begins in Gainesville, continues through Jefferson to Athens and then to Washington, Crawfordville and Milledgeville, and shows the homes, artifacts and atmosphere associated with General James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee's second in command at the Battle of Gettysburg; Generals and brothers T.R.R. Cobb and Howell Cobb of Athens; Vice President Alexander H. Stephens and Secretary of State Robert A. Toombs of the Confederate government. Other sites display the stories of Crawford W. Long, a physician credited with the discovery of ether anesthesia in 1842, and Benjamin H. Hill and Henry W. Grady, who became voices for the "New South" following the Civil War and Reconstruction.At the Trail's terminus is the beautiful Antebellum Governor's Mansion of Joseph E. Brown and the Old State Capitol Building.

This unique trail system is very fortunate to have four professionally staffed welcome centers to assist visitors during their exploration of the Heartland of the Confederacy. One can begin the Heartland tours anywhere along the trail, but it is wise to take advantage of the wealth of travel information that the cities of Athens, Gainesville, Madison and Washington can offer. Maps, brochures and accommodations information is all at one's fingertips at the welcome centers. Each city and county is unique in charm, attractions and sightseeing adventures. To begin a journey along the Heartland of the Confederacy Civil War Trails, browse our website, www.CivilWarinGeorgia.com or contact 1-800-653-0603.