Historic High Country / Canton

Cherokee Voices during the Civil War

Dates : 8/14/14 - 12/31/14
Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center
100 North Street
Ste. 140
Canton, GA 30114

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The exhibit focuses on life at home, on the battleground, and from the African-American perspective. The story of Cherokee County during the Civil War is told using quotes and first-hand accounts gleaned from original letters, court documents and publications. The McAfee and Donaldson Guard Company will take center stage when each visitor will be handed the description of one of the Guard recruits. At the end of the exhibit, the visitor will find out if their soldier survived the war. 

A collection of military artifacts will be on display, including weapons and personal items from the soldiers. Some of the artifacts were found near Pickett's Mill and Allatoona Pass. Other items include a surgical kit, doctor's textbooks, and the original speech from 1861 as presented to the Cherokee Brown Riflemen from the Ladies of Canton as they marched off to war.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway



    African American, Antique, Craft & Hobby, Arts & Culture, Civil War, History & Heritage