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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, 30152


Photo: Philipp Michel Reichold License: CC BY-SA 2.5
Kennesaw Battlefield Park preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign, and also contains Kennesaw Mountain. The name "Kennesaw" is derived from the Cherokee Indian "Gah-nee-sah" meaning "cemetery" or burial ground.
Sherman's army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 cannon and 35,000 horses, while Johnston's army had only 50,000 men and 187 cannon. Much of the battle took place not on Kennesaw Mountain itself, but on a spur of Little Kennesaw Mountain known now as Pigeon Hill, and the area to its south around Cheatham Hill. 5,350 soldiers died during the battle. The battle resulted in a Confederate victory.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Categories

  • Battlefields

    The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought here between General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union army and Joseph E. Johnston of the Confederate army, took place between June 18, 1864, and July 2, 1864.
  • Historic District

    The area around Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was designated as a U.S. historic district on October 15, 1966.

Other Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Resources

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park


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