A Visit to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
Located in the suburbs of Atlanta lies Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. A solemn park that still bears the tragedies of the Civil War. With over 5,000 casualties and a major Confederate victory, this mountain area has been preserved for remembrance and natural landscape.
During the months of June and July of 1864, the battles of the Civil War arrived at this location just outside of Atlanta. General Joseph Johnston fought at this site to defend the large city against the Union forces under the command of General Sherman.
Over the course of the two months over 5,300 men died fighting on this ground. After much loss, the battle was convinced to be a Confederate victory.
Although most of the battles were fought in the valleys and ridges surrounding Kennesaw Mountain, this park spans nearly 3,000 acres to preserve the historic site.
Violet Sky’s Visit
Such a solemn location located in the in suburbs of Atlanta. To think of the terrible tragedies seen upon this ground is truly saddening. The views from Kennesaw Mountain are beautiful if you have the time to take the hike.
The visitors center is also worth the stop if you enjoy learning about history. A lot of important historical information is available.
How to Visit
The park is open longer hours during the day than the visitor center. However, there is also an admission charge for entrance into the park. There are several days throughout the year that admission is free.
Hiking trails and other activities guide your journey through the desolate battlefield. During your visit you may come across memorials to the soldiers that served or died here during the battle in 1864.
Click here for a link to the complete brochure from the National Park Service on Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield.
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