History buffs are downloading and using a phone app produced by Heritage Sandy Springs that leads users on a driving tour of historic Civil War sites.

Heritage, a nonprofit group focused on local history, reported that more than 5,000 people have downloaded its “Heritage Civil War Tour” app.

“This driving tour will take you to many of the historic sites around Sandy Springs and reveal the story of that turbulent time in the summer of 1864, when Union General William T. Sherman unleashed his Army to cross the Chattahoochee River to take the City of Atlanta,” the product description reads. “The tour will take you from tranquil National Parks along the Chattahoochee to the bustle of Downtown Sandy Springs, where along the way you will discover historical homes, intact earthworks, ancient fishing dams and memorable stories of men fighting their way across the countryside.”

The app is free to download. To download this app, click here.

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com