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Atlanta Museum Commemorates Battle Of Atlanta With Special Programs

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This summer marks 150 years since the famous Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22nd, 1864 during the Civil War. And there's no better place to learn about this historic event than by checking out the massive painting devoted to it.

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum in Atlanta's Grant Park contains what some say is the largest oil painting in the world. At a massive 42 feet tall and 358 feet circumference, the panoramic painting depicts the day Union and Confederate troops battled for the city of Atlanta. There's another massive attraction at the musem -- the famous "Texas" locomotive which won the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

In addition to these attractions, special programs about the 150th anniversary are planned this summer. Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum getting the lowdown -- click the videos above to check it out!

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