Did you know that you moved to a historic battlefield?

In 1864, a big part of the neighborhood was involved in a one-day event called the Battle of Atlanta that changed the course of American history. The nonprofit commemoration organization BATL has a mission to preserve the sites and the stories of this important Civil War history, seeking to connect residents and visitors to Southeast Atlanta’s past; and promote learning through cultural tourism.

BATL sponsors monthly tours of the battlefield, replaces historic markers and raises money to restore the two monuments in East Atlanta that mark where two leading generals died in the fight. The B*ATL event is a showcase for the diverse contributions of Atlantans to our communities since the Civil War, and highlights the roles of African Americans and women. 

BATL also supports the implementation of a multi-purpose, interpretive trail connecting the neighborhoods of East Atlanta and Kirkwood.

Need to get in touch

  • Phone: 404-377-6148
  • Email: info@www.batlevent.org
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