Everyday from 06/07/2014 to 06/08/2014
Location: Visitor Center Lawn | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM,12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Jim Lewis Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 615-893-9501
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.
TBA - Programs at 10 & 11 AM and 1, 2 & 3 PM will feature musket and/or cannon demonstrations.
In addition to the hourly programs featuring musket and/or cannon demonstrations, soldiers will share additional stories that connect the two campaigns in camp. Activities will include: the Signal Corps, Artificers, Quartermasters, and Provost Marshals.