Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Clash at Kennesaw
Kennesaw Mountain National Battleﬁeld Park
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.
“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 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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