The bloody Union victory at Stones River was a beginning. The deadly campaign of 1863 ended with Union forces controlling Chattanooga. In May 1864, Union forces surged south towards Atlanta. By June the advance had stalled infront of the formidable Confederate defenses at Kennesaw Mountain.
As the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain approaches, park rangers and volunteers will present a series of living history programs featuring the stories of soldiers and units who survived the Battle of Stones River and went on to fight in the Atlanta Campaign at Kennesaw Mountain. These programs coupled with special programs later in the month Kennesaw Mountain NBP will allow visitors to explore the connections between two of the most important battles of the Civil War.
Program Schedule - Saturday June 14, 2014
9:30 AM - Camp Open - Programs include Soldier's Life, Artificers, Quartermaster, and Signal Corps
11 AM - Sam Watkins and the First Tennessee Infantry (Musket Demonstration)
1 PM - Lt. John Mebane and Wright's Tennesse Battery (Cannon Demonstration)
2 PM - Lycurgus Sallee and the First Arkansas Infantry (Musket Demonstration)
3 PM - Lumsden's Alabama Battery (Cannon Demonstration)
Program Schedule - Sunday June 15, 2014
9:30 AM - Camp Open
11 AM - Lyman Widney and the Thirty-Fourth Illinois Infantry (Musket Demonstration)
1 PM - The Fifth Wisconsin Light Artillery (Cannon Demonstration)
2 PM - Charles Harker and His Brigades (Musket Demonstration)
3 PM - Lyman Bridges: Infantryman, Pioneer and Artilleryman (Musket & Cannon Demonstration)