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Sunbury and the War Between the States
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Remnants of the old colonial town of Sunbury still existed when the war between the North and South began.
Several Confederate units were mustered into service here, and the old earthworks were used as a picket post for a brief time in 1861 and 1864. When Sherman's troops captured the town on Dec. 14, 1864, (the last place to fall at the end of the March to the Sea) they burned the Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church to signal the federal fleet that the town had been secured.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Morris State Historic Site will host "Sunbury and the War Between the States." Unlike most of the programs at the site, this one will address the Civil War era of the town of Sunbury.
The 8th Georgia Infantry as well as the 25th Georgia Altamaha Scouts will demonstrate and interpret the life of Civil War soldiers. Presented on the hour will be various demonstrations, including musket and cannon firing, drills and soldier talks.  
The site has a picnic area, restrooms, gift shop, nature trail, and a soda machine for your convenience. Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors (62 and above), $1.75 for youth (6-18) and children 5 and younger are free.
Fort Morris is about seven miles east of I-95, exit #76, follow the brown Liberty Trail signs.

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