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John Bell Hood and the Battles for Atlanta

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Date: March 22, 2007



KennesawMountainNews Release

 

[February 22, 2007]

For Immediate Release

Retha Stephens 770-427-4686

 

 

“John Bell Hood and the Battles for

Atlanta

 

On Monday, March 19, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., KennesawMountainNationalBattlefieldPark is presenting a program entitled, John Bell Hood and the Battles for Atlanta.”  The program is given by Dr. J. D. Fowler.  The lecture will be held at the park VisitorCenter and is free and open to the public. 

 

Dr. Fowler is from Kentucky and received his B.A. and M.A. in history from EasterKentuckyUniversity.  He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee.  He is currently an assistant professor of history at KennesawStateUniversity where he teaches courses on the Civil War and reconstruction, Southern history, nineteenth century U.S. history and U.S. military history.  Dr. Fowler is also the author of several books and articles.  His lecture will discuss recent scholarship that is more favorable of Hood’s attempts in the Atlanta Campaign.  Many argue that later generations view his efforts to hold Atlanta as having been overshadowed by his disastrous Tennessee Campaign. 

 

For more information on this program, please call 770-427-4686 x0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

 

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Did You Know?

Untouched, protected earthworks at Cheatham Hill.

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.