• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • Parking Lots and Mountain Road Closing Early

    On April 15, 16, and 17, 2014, the Visitor Center parking lot is closing at 5:30 and the mountain road is closing at 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot and the mountain trail to access the top of the mountain.

The Atlanta Campaign

"Standing beside the breastworks on that summer evening, under the shadow of grim and silent Kennesaw, with twilight deepening into night, there were shadows on all our hearts as well, shadows that stretched beyond us and fell on hearts and hearthstones far away, shadows that rest there still and never will be lifted."

-Walter Clark, 1st Georgia Infantry


Three long years have passed since the firing upon Fort Sumter and both sides were growing tired of the war. General Grant, the newly appointed Supreme Commander of the Union Army, developed a plan that he hoped would bring a successful end to the War. Part of that plan was to send General Sherman's Army into Georgia to destroy General Joseph Johnston's Confederate Army as well as his supply operations.
 
Atlanta Campaign Battle Map
Rocky Face Ridge - May 8-9, 1864

Resaca - May 14, 1864

New Hope Church - May 25, 1864

Pickett's Mill - May 27, 1864

Dallas - May 28, 1864

Kennesaw Mountain - June 27, 1864

Atlanta - July 22, 1864

Jonesboro - August 31 - Sept. 1, 1864

Did You Know?

The trail that leads to the earthworks at Cheatham Hill.  The heaviest fighting at Kennesaw Mountain.

During the War Between the States, it is estimated that less than 20% of the battle casualties were caused by artillery. During the 2-week battle at Kennesaw Mountain, there were almost constant artillery duels. Little damage was actually done, except at close range with a canister.