• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

150th Anniversary of Kennesaw Mountain

A Civil War cannon sits at the foot of Kennesaw Mountain

Historic cannon at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

NPS staff

Sesquicentennial Anniversary
of the Atlanta Campaign
and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
150 years ago, history was made at Kennesaw Mountain...
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will offer three days of commemorative programs, battlefield tours, and living history demonstrations at sites throughout the park on June 26-29, 2014.
June 27, 2014, marks 150 years since Union Major General William T. Sherman launched his frontal assault at Kennesaw Mountain against the Confederate Army of Tennessee, led by General Joseph E. Johnston. The battle was a tactical defeat for the Union army, and was General Sherman's last frontal assault of the Atlanta Campaign. Join the National Park Service, the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club, and our partners as we commemorate this historic event.

Did You Know?

Earthworks of Cheatham Hill, protected, preserved unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Kennesaw Mountain was a physical barrier standing between a large Federal force and an important Confederate railroad and manufacturing center. The battle played an important role in a complicated national drama of bitter military combat and politics.