July 18 and August 15 | Battle of Atlanta Pub Tours

At Red Robin REALTORS we love Atlanta!  We especially love the history and all of the entertainment, here is an event that mixes both in a very unique way!

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Reported by Atlanta Patch.com

History buff or not, metro Atlanta residents and visitors now have a fun and educational way to understand the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta. Urban Battle Tours, an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of historic battles currently masked by urban settings, is hosting a Battle of Atlanta Pub Tour on Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, Aug. 15. Both tours start at 2 p.m. at The Glenn Hotel (110 Marietta Street) and end there at 6 p.m. This year marks the 151st anniversary of the battle, which was fought July 22, 1864.

Tickets are $40.00 for adults, $35 for seniors and military personnel, and free for children 12 years of age and younger. Urban Battle Tours provides an expert guide and the transportation for the group, which is limited to 10 people. Space is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own beverages at each stop. Parking is available at The Glenn Hotel and public parking lots nearby. Those taking MARTA can exit at the CNN Center stop, which is two blocks from The Glenn. Tickets can be purchased at www.urbanbattletours.com.

During the four-hour tour, participants will learn about Atlanta’s founding and it’s strategic importance during the Civil War. Attendees will also learn about the strategies of two armies and the key generals on both sides. Following some of the same routes that existed during the battle, the tour takes participants through several historic neighborhoods such as Inman Park and East Atlanta and by several state historical markers. Participants will also see the area of fighting depicted in the world-famous Cyclorama, as well as monuments to the deaths of Confederate General W.H.T. Walker and Union General James B. McPherson.

After departing The Glenn Hotel, participants will proceed to The Square Pub in Decatur, but not before seeing a key portion of the battlefield from 151 years ago in historic Inman Park. The Square Pub provides the venue for discussing the Confederate’s plan of attack to defend the city and beat back Union General William T. Sherman’s 90,000-man army. The group will then head to its final stop, The Republic Social House in Grant Park across from historic Oakland Cemetery where 7,000 Civil War soldiers are buried. This stop is a fitting location for discussing the battle’s results and its impact on the war.

The pub tour allows for plenty of conversation, questions and answers and input from participants themselves.

“The Battle of Atlanta was a mighty struggle and a watershed event during the Civil War. Unfortunately the battlefield where thousands of Americans desperately fought and died has been paved over by the passing of time and urban development,” said Urban Battle Tours President Matt Spaulding. “We hope that by creating a fun and engaging tour, people will better appreciate the rich history and unique neighborhoods of Atlanta, while also understanding a major historical event that should never be forgotten or dismissed. ”

The Battle of Atlanta was a one-day battle in which the beleaguered Confederate Army of Tennessee launched a daring surprise attack against General William T. Sherman and his Union forces that were closing in on the city. The battle was fought primarily on the east side of Atlanta in today’s neighborhoods of Inman Park and East Atlanta and at the town of Decatur. More than 60,000 men from both sides participated in the battle resulting in nearly 12,000 total casualties. The loss was a devastating blow for the Confederates and helped propel President Abraham Lincoln to a second term and hastened the end of the war.

 

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