Increased Traffic Expected June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014
Local residents and commuters should expect increased traffic around Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in relation to the 150th Anniversary programming in the park. More »
Parking Lot Closures June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014
Several parking lots including the Visitor Center, the Mountain Top, and the Cheatham Hill parking lots will be closed to visitors June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014. More »
Kids! Collect stories about the Civil War and civil rights! The National Park Service is offering more than 500 trading cards to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Visit a park in person to earn a card (sorry, cards cannot be mailed). Ask a ranger or stop by the visitor center at a participating park. You can view all the cards online and discover stories from nearly 90 national parks in 31 states and the District of Columbia. You'll be surprised at what you will learn.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park offers a total of seven different trading cards:
Formerly enslaved Emma Stephenson served as a 17th Army Corps nurse. She fell ill while caring for white soldiers and later died. She was first buried at the Army Corps hospital, but was later interred at the Marietta National Cemetery with "her soldiers". Surviving soldiers who had received her care never forgot her kindness.
Austin Gilmore, formerly enslaved from Tennessee, enlisted in the 111th Illinois Infantry to fight for freedom. A stretcher bearer, Austin removed bodies of wounded and dead soldiers during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He was mortally wounded rescuing a soldier, died four days later, and was buried in an unmarked grave.
Did You Know?
Confederate armies were usually named for states or regions where they campaigned, while union armies were named after major rivers. Thus the Confederate Army of Tennessee opposed to the Union Army of the Tennessee.