Historic Markers Across Georgia



Clash at Kennesaw



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Located at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park visitors center on Kennesaw Mountain Rd at Stilesboro Rd, Kennesaw, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 58.991    W 084° 34.699
  33.98318333    -84.57831666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMA34T
Clash at Kennesaw Marker  



Text:

The 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-man Union army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 Confederates entrenched along an 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 this park where Union and Confederate soldiers battled - from the feint attack 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.



 

Clash at Kennesaw

Notes:

Civil War in Georgia - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
About North Georgia – The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Wikipedia - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

 

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