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ABOUT Visit the Cyclorama next door to Atlanta's historic Grant Park you can see artifacts of the war which are displayed in this amazing Civil War Museum. Just a few of the many things you’ll see are the steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. My favorite, was a journey through time in the center of a panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War. The painting is 42 feet tall and 358 feet long — it is the 2 largest painting in the world. The story of the Civil War was told by an excellent tour guide who had a degree in History.

As I was at the Civil War Museum our tour guide told us the Civil War did not end until Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court house in Virginia. He said that Lincoln was President at that time and after Robert E. Lee surrendered a week later Lincoln was watching a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. Suddenly a gunshot rang out. John Wilkes Booth had shot the president! April 15, 1865 the president had died! He was the first president to be assassination [Assassination- to be killed my someone and not killed by sickness] shocking the nation.

The war from the Confederate’s Point of View



The first thing I noticed was the steam locomotive Texas, and it was part of the Great Locomotive chase of 1862, it’s also called the Andrews’ Raid. The Texas was used by the Confederates to get back the locomotive General that was stolen by James J. Andres who led the Union Raiders. The raiders planned to tear up the tracks to put an end to the Western and Atlantic railroad supply between Atlanta and Chattanooga. The General can be seen at the Kennesaw Civil War museum in Marietta, GA

FINAL THOUGHTS fter we were done touring and looking at the Texas Train, our tourist took all of the guest and visitors to a dark room and help us into our seats. Then he got his pistil [Pistil- A gun that they used in The Civil War]. His pistil was in his left hand and a microphone on the right. Then he said “Today we will be watching a Civil War 3D Video�. Then he turned on the video. It looked so real like you were there. The thing I remember the most that made me feel a strange, sad, and imaging is that those people in all of those wars risk their lives so our future could be perfect for their grandchildren, and I imagined that I was in the Civil War and I was a man and I was on the Union (the North) and I was fighting for liberty and no more slavery.

My Trip to the Cycloroma  

Civil War Museum