Sandy Springs has a rich and complex Civil War history. This Heritage Civil War App is a wonderful asset that residents and visitors to the area can utilize to learn about the pivotal role Sandy Springs played during the turbulent summer of 1864 when Union General William T. Sherman and the Union Army crossed the Chattahoochee River and burned their way to the City of Atlanta. The Heritage Civil War Tour is a free mobile app available for download on the Apple App Store. It was developed through a joint effort between Heritage Sandy Springs Museum & Park and Southern Heritage Video Productions. The app features interactive maps, historic photos, driving directions, and audio narratives.
The Civil War driving tour encompasses some of the most important sites to the Union Army’s occupation of Sandy Springs in 1864. Following the route takes about an hour and will give the visitor a better understanding of the historic landscape encountered by General Sherman and his troops. The tour can begin at any point and corresponds with the brochure, available for download below.
Both the Sandy Springs Civil War app and the Civil War driving tour offer a journey back in time. They allow both residents and tourists alike to have a guided tour of Sandy Springs’ civil war sites, including river crossings, strategic ridgelines, campsites, historic homes, and graveyards.