More than five years of research and collaboration have come together in a new collection of essays by Dalton-Whitfield historians.

"Dalton in the Civil War: A 150th Anniversary Retrospective" brings together the untold stories, slices of life and tales of the trials and tribulations unique to north Georgia's impact on American history.

One hundred and fifty gripping essays that focus on Dalton and Whitfield County compel the reader to think of a nationwide conflict on a local level. These are stories of the personalities and humanity of the men and women who strived through conflict.

"While the civilian population strove to maintain a sense of community, the war washed over Dalton in ways few could have predicted prior to the outbreak of hostilities," said Vince Dooley, chairman of the Board of Curators for the Georgia Historical Society.

To learn how to purchase a copy of "Dalton in the Civil War" contact the Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau at (706) 270-9960 or visit VisitDaltonGa.com.

About the Dalton Civil War 150th Commission

Recognized by the Georgia Historical Society, the Dalton Civil War 150th Commission was founded in August 2010. The commission members organized a variety of tours, lectures and articles leading up to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in addition to writing these essays.

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