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Connections between Gone With The Wind & the Fayetteville, Georgia Cemetery
The city of Fayetteville, Georgia is forever connected to the people and events found in Margaret Mitchell's book Gone With the Wind. For over a hundred years the characters have rested amongst the saints in the Fayetteville Cemetery.
Join GWTW expert Peter Bonner as he takes us again to where it all happened ... on the Red Earth Trail from Jonesboro to Fayetteville.
Peter Bonner is an historian, public speaker and author (Lost In Yesterday) renowned for his intimate knowledge of all things Gone With The Wind and Margaret Mitchell. Peter is also an expert on Southern history and the Civil War. Peter's emphasis is always the human side of the story, which can often be as hysterical as it is historical.
Historical And Hysterical Tours ©™ - the only Gone With The Wind tour in the world - combine Peter's two great loves: history and entertainment. The Road To Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia offers a mini bus tour, while Peter conducts tours for chartered motor coaches regularly coming to meet this hysterical historian.
Peter's love of history created a company providing history consultation, historic presentations to schools, corporate training and motivational speaking. He is a regular on TV, giving interviews and storytelling to City Confidential, History's Mysteries, Travel Channel, Georgia Public Television & more.
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Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
A video tour including a narration of the Jefferson Davis capture site in Irwinvile, GA.
The place where the civil war ended.
For four years, Jefferson Davis had led the Confederate States of America as its President. As the Civil War drew to a close, Davis, fled Richmond, Virginia with his cabinet in early April, 1865 and began a trek southward with federal troops in pursuit; while still weighing the merits of forming a government in exile.
Reaching the farming community of Irwinville, GA, on the evening of May 9th, the remaining hopefuls, still assuming that they were a step ahead of their pursuers, set up camp near a creek bed.
Early the next morning the camp was awakened by a pop of gunfire and within minutes was surrounded by members of the First Wisconsin and Fourth Michigan cavalries. A member of the Michigan detail quickly apprehended Davis.
It was on that spring morning, with his arrest, the government of the Confederate States of America ceased to exist.
By the 24th of May, Davis would be indicted for treason against the United States government imprisoned at Fort Monroe in Virginia, until May 1867 when he was released on bail.
Today, a monument marks the spot where Davis was arrested. Visitors can tour the 13-acre historic site that includes a museum built by the WPA in 1939, a quarter mile nature trail, picnic tables and a group shelter. The site staff offers guided tours of the capture site along with special presentations by site volunteers and period re-enactors
Davis would spend his remaining years in Biloxi, Mississippi, Never asking for, nor was he granted, a pardon for his actions. However, in a speech at Mississippi City, Mississippi, he spoke: The past is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes and its aspirations. Before you lies the future, a future full of golden promise, a future of expanding national glory, before which all the world shall stand amazed.
There is no documentation to believe that Davis or any of his direct descendents ever returned to the site of capture in Irwinville, Georgia.
Videographers note: This is truly where the Civil War Ended. I've never found an article that documents the war, that doesn't include Irwinville, GA. The history is preserved today by the State of Georgia and countless numbers of people. A priceless piece of history is preserved only several miles from Interstate 75 in South-Central Georgia.
Special thanks to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Georgia Department of Natuaral Resources
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Mollus War Papers
Video by Wellsboro, PA railroad executive Brian P. Roslund