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'Gusta in the Wa'er - A Virtual Tour

This site is dedicated to telling the story of the Augusta, Georgia area during the War for Southern Independence. The pages presented on this site are excerpted from my books 'Gusta in the Wa'er' and 'An Augusta Civil War Driving Tour'                                   Enjoy!
  • The Confederate Monument

  • The Haunted Pillar

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • What Mean Ye By These Stones?

  • Cemetery # 30

  • Goodale Inn

  • Fort Gordon

  • Augusta State University

  • Confederate Powder Works
  • Westover Plantation

  • Magnolia Cemetery

  • Summerville Cemetery

  • The Augusta Canal

  • St. James Methodist Church

  • St. James Methodist Church Sunday School Monument

  • Springfield Baptist Church

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

  • First Baptist Church

  • St. John Methodist Church

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church

  • Wrightsboro Methodist Church

  • Poets Monument

  • James Ryder Randall Statue

  • Montrose

  • Enterprise Mill

  • Woodrow Wilson House
  • Amanda America Dickson House (452 Telfair Street)

  • Gone - but not forgotten.

  • The Rigdon and Ansley Machine Works
  • The Georgia Railroad Bank
  • The Mural at 8th and Broad Streets
  • Merriweather Community
  • The Brier Creek Bridges earth works

    More to come! Check back soon.

  • John Forsyth House
  • Westview Cemetery
  • Enterprise Mill
  • Old Medical College
  • Augusta-Richmond County Museum
  • Old Richmond Academy
  • Old Government House
  • Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History
  • Paine College
  • Birthplace of General Joseph Wheeler.
  • The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway (aka the Gordon Highway)
  • The Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge (5th Street Bridge)
  • Birthplace of the Augusta Chronicle.
  • Merry Brothers (now Boral) Brickyards.
  • The Thomas homes on Greene Street.
  • Emily Tubman monument and the First Christian Church.
  • Windsor Springs – Home of Gen. W. H. T. Walker.
  • Brake House (456 Telfair Street)
  • Ware House (506 Telfair Street)
  • Joseph R.Lamar House (415 Seventh Street)
  • The Ware High School (located on Reynolds Street
  • Lake Olmstead – Julian Smith Park
  • The S. M. Whitney Company
  • Chafee Cottage:
  • Morris Museum of Southern Art:
  • Twiggs Cemetery:
  • Confederate Women's Monument, Thomson

    'Gittin outa Town

  • Lincoln Country Historical Park, Lincolnton
  • Old Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling
  • Burke County Historical Museum, Waynesboro
  • Columbia County Courthouse, Appling
  • Redcliffe Plantation
  • First Baptist Church - Aiken


  •   © 2007 John Rigdon