Civil War Lecture Series- Defenses

October 20, 2014

Walking the Line
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Author talk and book signing
Wednesday, October 22
6:30 pm at the Lemuel Pratt Grant Mansion

Long before Interstate 285 surrounded the metro area, Atlanta had a perimeter, ten miles around. Instead of speeding cars going around the line, there were cannonballs screaming overhead. That first perimeter was the defensive line designed by Lemuel Pratt Grant and built by the Confederate Army to protect Atlanta from the attacking Federal forces during the Civil War. That defense ring of 36 forts was never broken or defeated. The defenses held back the Federal forces for six weeks before the Confederates were forced to abandon them.

Walking The Line (ISBN 978-1-930876-07-01) tells the story of how the forts and defense line came into being and how these mostly-lost cannon emplacements were rediscovered 150 years later.

Please join us at the Lemuel Pratt Grant Mansion

at 6:30 pm

on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

when astronomer, educator and author Dr. Lawrence Krumenaker will explain what happened to the forts, how many remain in modern Atlanta, and will provide maps and directions to tour them by walking, biking or driving.

The Grant Mansion is located at 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312.  On street parking is available on St. Paul Avenue and Grant Street.  ADA parking and access can be reached via APC’s Orleans Street drive.

Reservations are not required.