- Historic Sites
What Sherman Missed
The Old South has survived along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, where the Civil War seems to have happened only yesterday
April 1999 | Volume 50, Issue 2
As I drove from Macon back to the airport in Atlanta, I watched the small towns gradually fade into modern suburbs and thought about the South I had just seen. On the Antebellum Trail people take immense pride in maintaining their links to the past, and history is taken very personally. As hard as he tried, Sherman failed, in the long run, to achieve his goal of destroying Georgia. The state may have howled, but it survived.