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July 22nd will mark the 149th Anniversary of the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta.  To commemorate the important event, the neighborhoods in Atlanta’s 5th Council District have teamed up to organize B*ATL in the weekend of July 19th-21st. The battlefield is actually in these neighborhoods where people live and work and play today. This will not only be an event of remembrance but also one with fun for everyone including: a Gala Dinner, a 5K run, Van and Walking Tours, a re-creation of the Frontlines with Re-enactment Soldiers and artillery, a Civil War to Civil Rights Tent with civilian re-enactors, historic music concerts and dramatic performances, shopping and dining in East Atlanta and Kirkwood and more!! Please see the schedule of events below.

The B*ATL Committee is hard at work finalizing this year's events. Please check back here over the coming weeks for updates and to see what we have planned for this year! 

        Updated 7.20.13

July 13-14 2013 Saturday/Sunday

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

10am, 2pm, 4pm, 6:30pm Saturday-Twilight Civil War

6:30pm: Sunday-Architecture

Various Tours of the Historic Oakland Cemetery including one that focuses on the Civil War in Atlanta
Call 404-688-2107 for more information

Cabbagetown/Grant Park - 248 Oakland Ave. SE

Various prices $5 to $26 for families.  Tickets available at Oakland Cemetery.

2pm-2:45pm Sunday Grant Mansion Tour  Learn about the history-filled Grant mansion and its role in the Civil War Atlanta Preservation Center 327 St. Paul Avenue SE Free
3pm Sunday Monument Preservation Talk Given by BATL chair Henry Bryant Atlanta Preservation Center 327 St. Paul Avenue SE Free

July 16, 2013 Tuesday

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

11:30am Grant Mansion Tour Learn about the history-filled Grant mansion and its role in the Civil War Atlanta Preservation Center 327 St. Paul Avenue SE Free

7pm

 

Oral History Program with Cliff Kuhn, author of Living Atlanta-an Oral History of the City, 1914-1948 and two Atlanta Nine school integration Heroes

First Iconium Baptist Church 542 Moreland Ave SE

Free

 

July 17, 2013 Wednesday

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

7pm

 

Author Talk and Book signing by Mark Dunkelman, author of Marching With Sherman-Through Georgia and the Carolinas

The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on Freedom Parkway at Copenhill.  Inman Park/Poncey Highland

Free

 

July 18, 2013 Thursday

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

5-9 pm Millie Coleman, author of Frances Virginia Tearoom Cookbook. Talks, tasting, and book signing Pick up a flyer at the East Atlanta Farmers Market or look for them in store windows Free

4-8 pm

 

East Atlanta Farmers Market

East Atlanta Village at 561 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free-2011 Best of Atlanta

 July 19, 2013 Friday

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

Call to schedule a time during the day. 

BATL-the camp experience Home schoolers and summer day and residential campers visit the frontlines, meet Abe Lincoln and learn about the Civil War in Atlanta, Healthy snack included.

Kirkwood near Gillam Park, Call 404-377-6148 for time and directions

Free-Limited slots

7pm

 

The Gala at The East Lake Golf Club – featuring Cocktail Party, Dinner and Dance in the historic clubhouse. Silent Auction!

East Lake
2575 Alston Drive

$50($450/table of 10)

After July 1: $55/$500

 

July 20, 2013 – Saturday
Doublequick 5K in Kirkwood

Time

Event

Neighborhood/
Location

Admission

7:30 am check in

8:30 race start

The Doublequick 5K Race: Experience a brisk march in the way a solider might have.

Kirkwood in Gillam Park.  Parking at Toomer Elem.

 

$18.00

($25.00 day of)

 

The Front Lines - 10am - 5pm - in Kirkwood
 Wreath Layings in East Atlanta
 and Kirkwood

10am-5pm

Living History Encampment experience a Soldier’s Life from 1864 in a recreated setting

Kirkwood near Gillam Park, Maps to site at B*ATL Hdqtrs in East Atlanta Village

 

Free

10am-5pm

Spinning, Textiles, and Child’s Play – experience family life at home in 1864

Kirkwood near Gillam Park, Maps to site at B*ATL Hdqtrs in East Atlanta Village

Free

10:30am

Wreath Laying Ceremony - General Walker (Living history soldiers)

 

Kirkwood/Parkview (Glenwood/I-20) Walker Monument

Free

11am

Wreath Laying Ceremony - General McPherson (Living history soldiers)

East Atlanta (Monument & McPherson Ave.)
McPherson Monument

 

Free

10:30am-11am Bagpiper Joanne Paller performing at both monuments starting with Walker. Kirkwood/Parkview (Glenwood/I-20)Walker Monument

East Atlanta (Monument & McPherson Ave.) McPherson Monument

Free

BATL Tours – 9:30am-8:30pm
Leaving from East Atlanta Village and at various Cemetery Sites

9:30am

Battle of Atlanta Bike Tour

East Atlanta start at B*ATL Hdqtrs, 447 Flat Shoals

$25 BYO Bike and Helmet
($30 day of/bike provided)

10am, Noon, 2, 4pm

Van Tour  - Front Line Attack and the Sugar Creek Valley

East Atlanta start at B*ATL Hdqtrs, 447 Flat Shoals

$15.00
($20.00 day of)

10am,  11am, Noon, 1pm, and 6pm

Battle of Atlanta Walking Tours

East Atlanta start at B*ATL Hdqtrs

$10.00
($15.00 day of)

2pm

Sylvester Cemetery Walking Tour

East Atlanta tickets & map to site at B*ATL Hdqtrs

Free

Throughout the day

Clay Family Cemetery Walking Tour

Kirkwood on Clifton Avenue – map to site at B*ATL Hdqtrs

Free

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Van Tour - McPherson’s Last Ride and the Railroad Cut

East Atlanta start at B*ATL Hdqtrs, 447 Flat Shoals

$15.00
($20.00 day of)

7pm

Twilight Tour of Oakland Cemetery

Cabbagetown Oakland Cemetery

Free (with advance ticket at BATL Headqrtrs from 447 Flat Shoals Ave) First come avail.

History, Food, Art and Music

All Day & Night

Shop, Dine and Party in The East Atlanta Village along Flat Shoals Avenue, Moreland and Glenwood or visit the establishments in The Kirkwood Business District along Hosea Williams Drive. Start with coffee or breakfast and then try the hamburger rated the best in the country, ice cream, the finest in ales and beers, Thai, Sushi, Pizza, Burritos, Irish and more! Shop for vinyl, musical instruments, books, household and gift items or even a place to live on the battlefield.

Various Times until 4:30pm

Abe Lincoln-Talk with the man and take a picture with him as he makes a post election stop that never happened November, 1864

East Atlanta
near the BATL Headquarters at 457 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free

9:15am-4:30pm

Cyclorama Museum/Painting

Grant Park at 800 Cherokee Ave.

General Admission

all day

Flying the Flag Art Exhibit by Melissia Fernander

East Atlanta Library Gallery Wall in the meeting room at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue in the East Atlanta Village.

Free

1-2pm

 

 

Sounds of the Civil War – 8th Regiment Band Concert an authentic 1864 Brass Band

East Atlanta Fire Station 13 across from BATL Headqtrs, 431 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free

9am-1pm

East Lake Farmers Market

East Lake at 561 2nd Avenue at Hosea L. Williams Drive

Free

Civil War to Civil Rights Living History Presentations

10:30am and 2pm

Civil Rights Atty Constance Baker Motley as portrayed by Ernestine Brown

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free

Throughout the Day

From 11am to 5pm

BATL Living History Players costumed characters bring history to life.

11am Civil War Men

12:30 Civil War Women

4:30pm Rights Don’t Come Easy

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue and in between shows you may run into people from history in the shops and restaurants. Ask about their story!

Free

11:30am Ms. Mary Gay Portrayed by Ladonna Allison, Mary Gay talks about her life during the war in Decatur East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue Free

NOON

The African American Soldier in the Civil War and Now. Maj. Perry Bennett – Battalion Historian based at Fort Mac

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free

2:30pm

My Black Confederate Grandfather Local politician and Civil Rights figure Ina Evans and a Living History Artist tell the story of Peter Vertrees and how he came to defend Atlanta.

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free

3pm Ms. Mary Gay Portrayed by Ladonna Allison, Mary Gay talks about her life during the war in Decatur East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue Free

3:30pm

Abe Lincoln talks about the Emancipation Proclamation. Dennis Boggs becomes Abraham Lincoln to discuss this historic event.

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free

4pm

A Slave Narrative Living History artist Josie Bailey delivers the real story of a local slave.

East Atlanta in the Civil War to Civil Rights Tent at 457 Flat Shoals Avenue

Free

Some of the Characters portrayed by the BATL Living History Players include: Gov. Joseph E. Brown, Mayor James Calhoun, Dolly Summer Burge and Daughter Sadie, Scynthia Catherine Stewart, Pete Rutherford, Zora Faire, Soloman "Sam" Luckie, Carrie Berry, Blind Thomas Bethune, Allie Travis, Madison Reynolds, Kathleen Adams, Arthur Idlett, Carrie Steele Logan, William Fuller and James Bell of the Great Locomotive Chase, Alice Adams, and Homer Nash.

BATL Storytelling Festival –
Is it entertainment or is it history?

10-11am

Family From Music and old stories for kids. Biscuits, banjoes, and Molly Cottontail.

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

11:15am-noon

 

 

 

Meet Mr. Lincoln Dennis Boggs brings Honest Abe to Life in tales from the Log Cabin to the White House and war time

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

Noon-12:30pm

African Folk Tales by BATL Favorite Akbar Imhotep

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

12:30-1pm

 

 

 

Stories from an Andersonville Prison Guard told by Robert Mable as interpreted by Jimmy Jacobs

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

12:40-1:00pm

Brer Rabbit Tales by BATL Favorite Akbar Imhotep

Kirkwood Library
Kirkwood Business District
11 Kirkwood Rd. at Hosea Williams Dr.

Free
Limited Seating

1-1:30 pm

Christina Johns Tales of the Greys and Blues, the war and aftermath

Kirkwood Library
Kirkwood Business District
11 Kirkwood Rd. at Hosea Williams Dr.

Free
Limited Seating

1:30-2 pm

Linda Martin Battle of Atlanta Ghost Stories-seen any ghosts lately?

Kirkwood Library
Kirkwood Business District
11 Kirkwood Rd. at Hosea Williams Dr.

Free
Limited Seating

2-2:30pm

Stories from an Andersonville Prison Guard told by Robert Mable as interpreted by Jimmy Jacobs

Kirkwood Library
Kirkwood Bus
iness District
11 Kirkwood Rd. at Hosea Williams Dr.

Free
Limited Seating

2:30-3pm

Meet Mr. Lincoln Dennis Boggs brings Honest Abe to Life in tales from the Log Cabin to the White House and war time

Kirkwood Library
Kirkwood Business District
11 Kirkwood Rd. at Hosea Williams Dr.

Free
Limited Seating

2-2:30pm

Family From Jack tales and Civil War stories and tunes from North Georgia

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

2:30-3pm

Linda Martin Tells exciting ghost stories about the Battle of Atlanta

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

3-3:30pm

Christina Johns  Tales of the Greys and Blues, the war and aftermath

East Atlanta Library
East Atlanta Village
400 Flat Shoals Ave.

Free
Limited Seating

       

Sunday July 21, 2013
Twilight Tour of Oakland and Author Presentation at The Cyclorama

6pm Fort Walker Tour Led by David Mitchell, learn about Atlanta Civil War fortifications with a skyline view Grant Park-meet at the south end of the Boulevard parking lot. Free

7pm

Twilight Tour of Oakland Cemetery      Civil War Tour-beautiful, historic cemetery and gardens

Cabbagetown Oakland Cemetery

Free (with advance ticket available at B-ATL Headquarters on Saturday, 447 Flat Shoals Avenue in the East Atlanta Village)

7pm

Pamela Hain Talks about her book Murder in the State Capitol.  INcludes museum and painting tour.

The Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant Park on Cherokee Avenue

Free
Limited Seating

*advance tickets available at B*ATL Headquarters on Saturday, 447 Flat Shoals Avenue in the East Atlanta Village

 

 

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