The view from our campsite at Stone Mountain . . .
A monument to traitors . . . and a site for Klan rallies.
Dudeboy thought the the giant granite dome that makes up Stone Mountain resembled the moon . . . well, here are the craters.
Downtown Atlanta off in the distance.
The Battle for Atlanta Cyclorama.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is also home for the steam locomotive Texas . . . which chased down the General.
We saw the actual General at our next stop. It is one of the most famous trains of the Civil War. Andrews’ raid started at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), which is where the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is located. It was one of the best museums because it had trains and the Civil War intertwined. We learned about the railroad in the South. For example, one of the exhibits was about Confederates guarding the railway tracks so the Union wouldn’t sabotage them. We also saw a big exhibit on the foundry located nearby where they made trains. It included unfinished trains from the foundry.
The General was captured just out of Ringgold, Ga. (which was home to us for two years).