Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kennesaw Mountain Museum - National Battlelfield Park

"Clash at Kennesaw" (read on this photo)
"This National Battlefield Park commemorates the Civil War Battle fought here and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

June 27, 1864 dawned hot and muggy, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's 100,000 men Union Army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 Confederates entrenched along on eight mile front from Kennesaw Mountain South. After an early morning artillery bombardment a wave of Union soldiers surged forward across this field and the battle began.

Today the National Park Service maintains the park where Union and Confederate soldiers battled - from the feint attack here against Big Kennesaw Mountain to the major assauts on Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill. As you visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, help preserve its earth works and historie landscape for future generations."

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