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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 Confed…
For those who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been preserved.
Dedicated May 15, 1991Kennesaw, GA
June 15-17, 1864
U.S.: Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield. 3rd Div. 20th Corps. Army of the Cumberland.
C.S.: Maj. Gen. Patrick R Cleburne. Cleburne's Div. Hood's Corps. Army of Tennessee.
This is the original locomotive made famous by its participation in the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862.
It was stolen by the Northern raiders who tried unsuccessfully to wreck the Confederate supply line between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, T…
Late in the day General Butterfield's division of the Federal XX Army Corps fought past the Dickson House intending to assault the Confederate entrenchments at Gilgal Church, 300 yards south of this point near the intersection of Acworth-Due West …
South1861. 1865. In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864. Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view.
Thus standing a cannon…
From this vicinity was launched the 1st attacks by Sherman's forces [US] on Johnston's Kennesaw lines [CS], after withdrawal of both armies from Paulding County.
June 6, 1864. 20th A. C. [US] occupied E-W line on Stilesboro rd. (facing S.,) ext…
The wooded knob W. was a fortified outpost, 1.25 miles north of Johnston's intrenched line from Lost to Brushy Mountains, June 5-15, 1864. Pine Mountain was held by Bate's division of Hardee's A. C., 5th Co. Washington Artillery of N. Orleans & Lt…
In 1838 - 41, a construction camp of laborers, grading & building the State R.R., was located at the spring approximately 250 yds. W. of here, where temporary structures (shanties) housed the workmen.
Track level here, being some 345 ft. above …
Ante-bellum res. of Thomas F. Summers (1812 - 1883), a land-mark of the advance of the left wing of Federal forces upon Confederate positions on & near Kennesaw Mtn. — June 1864.
June 9. Garrard's cav. [US] (dismounted), forced withdrawal…