Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kennesaw Mountain

Kennesaw Mountain, north of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Campaign started here.
It was a swelteringly hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved are historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments. Interpreted in the park are the historic events where more than 5,350 soldiers were killed in the battle fought here from June 19, 1864 through July 2, 1864, according to the National Park Service. From here, Union troops under Gen. William T. Sherman headed toward Atlanta, fighting the Battle of Peachtree Creek, in the Piedmont Hospital area, on July 20, two days before the Battle of Atlanta, which occurred in an area east of the city, near Decatur.

Photo by Stuart Hendrick

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