GHS Unveils Civil War Women’s Riot Marker in Columbus

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GHS Unveils Civil War Women’s Riot Marker in Columbus

As part of the national sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and other state and private agencies are collaborating on a project to use historical markers to promote tourism and create better access to Georgia’s Civil War history.

 

Plaque Marks Civil War Bread Riot

by Rickey Bevington, Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

Marker Explains Civil War Bread Riot

by Rickey Bevington, Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

Civil War Women’s Riot historical marker dedicated in Columbus

by Mike Haskey, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

Historical marker notes the day Columbus women rioted on Broad Street

by Michael Owen, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

As belts tightened, Georgia women stormed the streets for food

by Chuck Mobley, Savannah Morning News

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