Reconstructing War in Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga., now has more than 5 million people, up from 10,000 in the 1860s, but it remains one of the most pivotal places fought in the U.S. Civil War.  Now populated by highways, malls, and other commercial and residential structures, many would assume that any remnants of the battles between union forces and confederates would be long gone.

However, Archaeologist Garrett Silliman does not believe this is the case.  Check out his story in the Wall Street Journal.  He is in the process of identifying possible battlefields to preserve or excavate before they are lost forever.

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