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August Civil War Tour – Backwards

BATL’s August Civil War hike will begin at the end of the Battle of Atlanta and move towards the beginning of the historic battle. Photo by Courtney Bryant
BATL’s August Civil War hike will begin at the end of the Battle of Atlanta and move towards the beginning of the historic battle. Photo by Courtney Bryant

By Henry Bryant

The August BATL organization tour will be a new Battle of Atlanta in Reverse Tour – from finish to start and back again. It will also be a little more of a city hike than any of the current hikes which are more like leisurely strolls. “Battle Backwards” will take place on Saturday, August 26 at 4:30pm. It will retrace not only a portion of the Union front lines but also a portion of the Confederate march. Advance reservations are required. Info and tickets are available at www.batlevent.org.

The tour will traverse about 5 miles and cover the Battle of Atlanta’s final moments back to the entry points for challenging the Confederates as they moved to initiate the battle. Of course, the lead-up to the battle will also be covered. Along the way the tour will visit several sites important to the battle and others important to neighborhood history as well.