145th Battle Anniversary Weekend
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is commemorating its 145th Battle Anniversary with many special events. They are as follows:
June 23rd: Guided History Walk at Cheatham Hill at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
June 24th and 25th: Guided History Walks at Cheatham Hill beginning at 6:30 p.m. The identity of the Unknown Soldier buried there has been a mystery for years. After much research, this soldier now has a name. This walk will detail how his identity was discovered and, most importantly, reveal his name.
June 26th: Special presentation by Dr. David Evans, “Unsung Heroes of the Civil War: Horses,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center
June 26th-28th: Civil War Civilians exhibit at the Visitor Center, presented by PNJW Collection
June 27th: The 8th Georgia Regiment Band presents a Civil War band concert at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Concert takes place in front of the Visitor Center; please bring blankets or chairs for your comfort.
June 27th Infantry: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Artillery: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Cavalry: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
June 28th Infantry: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
Artillery: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Cavalry: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry demonstrations will take place at the Visitor Center in the front field. Artillery and cavalry camps will be located across Kennesaw Mountain Drive from the Georgia Monument. The Ohio Infantry camp will be immediately behind the Visitor Center.
Camps are open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
All events are free and open to the public. Events are, however, subject to weather conditions and personnel availability. Please call 770-427-4686 x 0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for further information.
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.