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Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clash at Kennesaw

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
1. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Inscription.
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. Shermanís 100,000-man Union army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnstonís 65,000 Confederates entrenched along an eight mile front from Kennesaw Mountain south. After an early morning artillery bombardment, a wave of Union solders surged forward across this field and the battle began.

Today the National Park Service maintains this park where Union and Confederate soldiers battled—from the feint attack here against Big Kennesaw Mountain to the major assaults on Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill. As you visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, help preserve its earthworks and historic landscape for future generations.

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“The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain,” (above) painted by Thure de Thulstrup, depicts Shermanís feint against Big Kennesaw. Meanwhile assaults at Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill (map at left) tried to split the Confederate army.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 33° 58.993′ N, 84° 34.701′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
2. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Close up of photo in lower left side of the marker
Cobb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kennesaw Mountain Drive NW and Stilesboro Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peachtree Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atlanta - Prize of War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dueling Cannons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal 15th Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Atlanta Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Brushy Mountain Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on November 9, 2013.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
3. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Visitor Center shown in the background
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
4. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Visitor Center
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
5. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Photo taken inside the Visitor Center
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By Don Morfe, September 19, 2013
6. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Photo taken inside the Visitor Center
Clash at Kennesaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 7, 2015
7. Clash at Kennesaw Marker
Assaults at Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill tried to split the Confederate army.
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain - Thure de Thulstrup image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 7, 2015
8. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain - Thure de Thulstrup
"The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain" painted by Thure de Thulstrup, depicts Sherman's feint against Big Kennesaw.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   7, 8. submitted on March 10, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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