Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, close Marietta, Georgia, protects a Civil War combat zone that was an essential piece of the Atlanta crusade. The recreation center’s 2,923 sections of land incorporates the principle fight site at Cheatham’s Hill, and the site of different engagements at Pigeon Hill and Kolb’s Farm. Union General William T. Sherman’s armed force of 100,000 men gone head to head against 63,000 Confederate powers driven by General Joseph E. Johnston. The fight was battled from June 19-July 2, 1864.

The fight at Kennesaw Mountain incorporated a portion of the heaviest battling of the Atlanta crusade. Atlanta was a key target since it was situated at the crossing point of four railroad lines that provided the Confederacy. As General Sherman moved toward Atlanta from the northwest, his way was obstructed by overwhelming strongholds on Kennesaw Mountain. The Union strengths endeavored to circumvent the south end of the mountain, however were halted at Kolb’s Farm. Sherman propelled an extensive scale frontal strike at the focal point of the Confederate line at Cheatham’s Hill, then called Dead Angle, and at the southwestern corner of the mountain at Pigeon Hill. Both assaults were rebuffed with substantial misfortunes to the Union side. The fight is for the most part considered a strategic annihilation for the Union armed force. However, Union Major General John M. Schofield made progress by debilitating the Confederate armed force’s left flank, driving their withdrawal toward Atlanta. Sherman’s armed force was then ready to progress on toward Atlanta. The Union armed force lost 3,000 men in the fight, and the Confederate strengths lost 1,000 men.

The Visitor Center at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park shows a 18 minute motion picture that subtle elements the Atlanta crusade and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. A historical center tells the historical backdrop of the fight and offers understanding to the non military personnel, therapeutic, and correspondence parts of the Atlanta crusade. Amid the week guests can drive to the highest point of Kennesaw Mountain, which has a rise of 1,808 feet. On ends of the week and occasions the street is shut to vehicle activity, yet a van transport gives transportation to the highest point of the mountain. There are 18 miles of climbing trails in the recreation center, which take guests previous memorable earthworks, gun emplacements, and landmarks. There are cookout regions in the recreation center yet no concessions.

The recreation center’s Visitor Center is open every day from 8:30am-5:00pm. The combat zone grounds are open from 7:30am-6:00pm. There is no affirmation charge to the recreation center; however, there is an expense to ride the bus transport on ends of the week. Over the age of 12 are $2, youngsters 6-11 are $1, and kids under 6 are free. Guests may see an exceptional display at the Visitor Center from February 26 to March 28, 2011. The recreation center will have the Gilder Lehrman voyaging display “Free At Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America.” The Visitor Center is situated off Stilesboro Road in Marietta, Georgia.