Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kennesaw Mountain - National Battlefiled Park

Kennessaw Mountain - National Battlefield Park
The following NINE adds on this Blog I will post some of the pictures and its reading taken on my trip to visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, in Kennesaw, Georgia - U.S. It is amazing to see and to learn a lot of History throughout all the vast numbers of pictures, canons, fire arms and objects from Civil War that exists in this Museum. It is a good experience for you to have with your children and to show them a great part of the "bloody" history that happened right here in Georgia.

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - National Battlelfield Park

"Clash at Kennesaw" (read on this photo)
"This National Battlefield Park commemorates the Civil War Battle fought here and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

June 27, 1864 dawned hot and muggy, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's 100,000 men Union Army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 Confederates entrenched along on eight mile front from Kennesaw Mountain South. After an early morning artillery bombardment a wave of Union soldiers surged forward across this field and the battle began.

Today the National Park Service maintains the park where Union and Confederate soldiers battled - from the feint attack here against Big Kennesaw Mountain to the major assauts on Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill. As you visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, help preserve its earth works and historie landscape for future generations."

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - Georgia 1864

Read on this Photo:

"All begin to feel we are on the eve of stirring events." (Cyrena Barley Stone, Atlanta resident, March 13, 1864)

"Three years of civil war have laid waste rge parts of Virginia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, but Georgia remains relatively unscathed. Only two major battles Chickamauga and Ringgold Gap, have been fought within her borders. Union troops occupy only a small portion of her soil. Her farms and factories, cities and towns, railroads and seaports are still intact, and still a vital cog in the Confederate war machine.

Soaring prices and severe shortage have made daily life more difficult on the home front, and every community mourns the loss of loved ones killed in battle. But for most Georgians, the war is still something far away, a dark and distant cloud on the horizon.

This is about to change."

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - A Nation Divided

Read on this Photo:
"In 1860, the United State is a land of striking cultural and economic differences - an industrial North, which relies on free labor, and an agrarian South, whose prosperity depends on cotton and 3,500,000 Negro slaves.

In the past, quarrels between North and South over representation in Congress, tariffs on imported goods, and states' rights have always resulted in compromise. But the debate over enforcing fugitive slave laws and expanding slavery into the western territories has grown increasingly bitter.

Controversy becomes conflict in 1856, as pro - and anti-slavery settlers clash on the Kansas frontier. The crisis deepens in October, 1859, when John Brown, and a few followers seize the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, hopping to use the weapons stored there to start a slave revolt. Captured, convicted of reason, and condemned to hang, Brown's trial makes him a martir in the North and a monster in the South. His execution marks the end of America's willingness to settle the slavery issue peacefully."

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - Strategic Center of the South

Read on the upper Photo:

"Atlanta - Noisy, bustling crowded, tobacco-spitting Atlanta. In just twenty years, it has grown from a fez rude shanties at the end of the tracks to become a red clay colossus, "the workshop, the granary, the storehouse, and the arsenal of the Confederacy."

By the spring of 1864, the war has transformed Atlanta and many smaller Georgia cities and towns centers of industry."

Ken. Mountain Museum - Georgians Answer The Call to Army

Read on this photo:
"A conscription Act, passed in February 1864, makes every white Southern male between the ages of 17 and 50 subject to military service. By that time, Georgia has already furnished 106,000 men for the Confederate army, a number second only to Virginia, whose white population is nearly twice as large."

Confederate National Flags
"On March 4, 1861 the Confederate Congress adopts the Confederate's first national flag, a red, white, and blue banner with seven stars in the upper left corner, one for each of the seceded Southern States. New star are added as more States leave the Union, including one for Missouri and one for Kentucky, two slave-holding states that do not seceded, but still supply the Southern armies with thousands of volunteers.
Many Southerners believe the "Stars and Bars" looks too much like the "Stars and Stripes". After much debate, the Confederate Congress adopts a new design on May 1, 1863. This second national flag, "The Stainless Banner" , is mostly white, except for a small version of the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia in the upper left corner."

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - They Who Fought Here

Read on the Photos:
"Kennesaw Mountain is a memorial to the thousands of Union and Confedarate soldiers who fought here, and the courage, honor, and devotion that is their legacy to us all."

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." William T. Sherman, General, U.S. Army, August 12, 1880.

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - The Human Costs

You Read on this photo:
"Kennesaw Mountain is not the bloodiest battle of the Atlanta Campaign. It is not the most important. But it does teach Sherman a valuable lesson. Never again would he squander the lives of his men in frontal attacks against such formidable defenses."

Linear Tactics - Civil War (Kenn. Moun. Nat. Battlefield Park)

You Read on this photo:

"An estimated 85 percent of Civil War soldiers are infantry men, who fight on foot with single-shot rifles and ..?...?...? To maximize their firepower, they stand shoulder to shoulder in straight lines. These linear tactics date ----- to the days of Frederick the Great and Napoleon."

Treasures From the Civil War - Ken. Moun. Battlefield Park

You read:

Paper Money
is printed by state and local governments and even private companies in the Civil War Southerners have to rely on small bills, or "Shinplasters" to make change because the Confederacy does not have enough gold, silver, or copper to mint coins.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

MARTA - Transit Station

This is the sign right in front Marta Transit Station on the corner of North Ave & West Peachtree St, Downtown Atlanta, GA.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, GA

Est. November 9, 1992

If the B-52's song "Love Shack" were to ever find a permanent home, Atlanta's Hard Rock Cafe would be the place. With its southern charm and renowned hospitality, this location truly gives meaning to our "Love All Serve All" motto. Situated in downtown Atlanta's Cornerstone Building, this nice restaurant could be considered a cornerstone of southern rock. Packed with memorabilia from rock legends with roots south of the Mason-Dixon Line, this cafe serves up delicious delicacies everyday.

Interested in planning your next "Rock Star" event at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta? This nice place is located on 215 Peachtree Street NE on the corner with Andre Young International Blvd or maybe you can call them and find out more about it at 404-688-7625 ext.22.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

The Mighty Suntrust Building

And this is the Mighty SUNTRUST Bank Building on Peachtree Street, Downtown Atlanta.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

All Saints Episcopal Church Of Atlanta

All Saints' History

watercolor churchAll Saints' parish dates from 1901, when Mary Jane Peters donated a small parcel of land at the corner of West Peachtree Street and North Avenue to the Diocese of Georgia to be used for "church purposes." Two years later, on June 7, 1903, All Saints' Church was founded as the third Episcopal parish in Atlanta, in what was then the northern outskirts of the city.

Harriett Dozier, one of the few female architects of the time, designed the original wood and stucco chapel. It was built on a corner lot in a residential subdivision called Peters Park, in memory of Mrs. Peters' husband, Richard, who had developed the land. The original chapel was torn down to make way for a new church building. Architects Thomas H. Morgan and John R. Dillon generously donated their services to design the present church building, which was dedicated on Palm Sunday 1906. The All Saints' seal, stenciled in gold on the vibrant red walls of the chancel and apse, carries reminders of the day — the cross and the crown symbolizing the feast of All Saints, a phoenix representing both the resurrection and the city of Atlanta, and crossed palms indicating Palm Sunday.

Over the century since that Palm Sunday, All Saints' has grown to a parish of around 3,000 members. What was once a suburban parish now can be described as an urban church centered in worship, focused on right relationship with God and one another, and continually transformed through urban and global ministries.

As our city continues to grow and change, our ministries and challenges will, also. However, some aspects of the parish will remain the same - our determination to stay put and offer witness and ministry to our urban neighbors, a heritage of outstanding preaching and music, innovative programs, a climate of openness, and the willingness to take risks.

All Saints' has a history of gifted, able rectors, who have contributed to the spirit and traditions that we honor today. Their long tenures have been a stabilizing influence, especially in times of great social and economic changes. Their legacy of Christian formation, support of lay leadership, and community outreach continues to nourish our parish and inspire our members to build up the Body of Christ.

The Rev'd. Geoffrey Michael St. John Hoare (1998-present)
The Rev'd. Harry Houghton Pritchett, Jr. (1981-97)
The Rev'd. Frank Mason Ross (1961-80)
The Rev'd. Milton LeGrand Wood (1952-60)
The Rev'd. Matthew Madison Warren (1945-52)
The Rev'd. Theodore St. Clair Will (1938-44)
The Rev'd. Willis Wilkinson Memminger (1910-37)
The Rev'd. Zebulon S. Farland (1903-09)

For More Information Click Here: All Saints Episcopal Church of Atlanta

Spring St In The Morning

Spring Street Southeast with North Ave, in Atlanta, GA - US

Yeap... Hello, Georgia!!!!

Hello, there!!! Welcome to Georgia, this beautiful Southern State!!

Got Atlanta?

As you can see, this guy REALLY has Atlanta in his mind. How about you? - Throughout my Blog you can taste a little bit of Atlanta and Georgia. It is a good stop point in your vacation, if you will.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Alaskians Adventurers Passing By Atlanta

Today I was coming back home from my job, and in the midst of Atlanta's rush hour (I-75 North) when everybody is more than willing to get back home, traffic getting more and more intense and slow... Suddenly I spot right by my car side, this little Chev Lumina with the TAG from ALASKA. And I was curious, so I started thinking: Why in the world this two young guys(was two young men in the car) are doing here in Atlanta? My goodness, Alaska is just SO FAR away from Atlanta; and these two guys were passing by, I mean they were passing by!! Looks like they were coming from Florida or something, because they were taking picture along the way.

Now think with me, I've looked in the Rand McNally Map and for these guys to get back home IF they live in Alaska's Capital City, or Anchorage, AK they have to drive about 4,368 miles... Well if they are tourist from Europe or Brazil where the distance are measured in kilomenters, they have to drive about 6,990 Km.

So, lets make some math here: If they are able to drive 12 hours a day and after that take a night of sleep and rest, they probably will be capable to advance in their journey about 650 miles, which include stops to fill the tank, go to rest areas, and have some small lunch(that is an estimation on a 65 mph). Well, in this velocity of moving up northwest they will take 6 days and 8 hours to get home. If their Lumina can drives about 330 miles with a tank, they gonna have to stop at the gas pump 13 time, probably they will burn about 200 gallons of gasoline. Crazy young people!!!

After considering all these numbers, my driving in the bad Atlanta's traffic was so fast and nice, and I've got home faster than I really thought.
Any ways, Home Sweet Home!! It is so good to be home!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

A Little Pretty Mushroom

I was walking my dog, and suddenly right there on my lawn there was this little precious mushroom. So, I took my camera and shot this pretty picture. It is nice, hum???

FLOWER Season - Some of My Neighborhood


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Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Millennium Gate - Atlanta, GA - USA

This is the view from the lower side (the back side) of The Millennium Gate....

The Millennium Gate - Atlanta, GA - USA

The Millennium Gate - Atlanta, GA - USA