• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

Vice President Dick Cheney visits Kennesaw Mountain NBP

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Date: June 27, 2007

Special Event: Visit By Vice President Cheney

On the evening of June 22nd, Vice President Cheney visited the park as a private citizen to attend a reception for the descendants of the members of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Visiting along with the Vice President were Mrs. Cheney and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl and his wife. Superintendent Daniel Brown and park staff took them on a tour of the museum and visitor center. Also attending were 75 other descendants of soldiers from the 21st Ohio. Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice president’s great grandfather, was a captain in the regiment during the Atlanta campaign and saw action near Kennesaw Mountain.

The park’s protection staff was assisted by rangers from Chattahoochee River NRA, Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS and Stones River NB, an NPS criminal investigator, Secret Service agents, and Cobb County and Georgia State Patrol officers. Facilitating were regional Park Police captain Jonathan Pierce and regional chief ranger Mike Anderson.

Did You Know?

The Confederates held the high ground at Cheatham Hill.

That National Park Law Enforcement Officers at Kennesaw Mountain can enforce both state and federal regulations. If caught violating a traffic offense on any road within or traveling through the park, a fine bears the same weight as if a county officer made the stop.