Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Clisby Austin House

Union General William T. Sherman plotted the destruction of Confederate troops in his Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea while staying in the Clisby Austin House in Tunnel Hill, GA. Just around the corner from Clisby Austin, Union soldiers who were eventually the first soldiers ever to win the Medal of Honor raced with a hijacked Southern steam engine, The General, through the Western and Atlantic Railroad tunnel.
In just a few more days, the "Battle of Tunnel Hill" reenactment will take place on this historic property. It reminds us that there was once a war fought here.
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