Clash at Kennesaw

Clash at Kennesaw (HM1BTJ)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30188 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.993', W 84° 34.701'

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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. 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 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 Sherman's feint against Big Kennesaw. Meanwhile assaults at Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill (map at left) tried to split the Confederate army.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723703 N 3762938
Decimal Degrees33.98321667, -84.57835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.993', W 84° 34.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 59.58" N, 84° 34' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw GA 30188, US
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