Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park


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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park:

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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Address:900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Phone:770-427-4686
Fax:770-528-8398
Web: www.nps.gov/kemo/
Size: 2,884 acres.
Established: Authorized as a national battlefield site on February 8, 1917; changed to a national battlefield park on June 26, 1935.
Location:In Kennesaw, Georgia, just west of Marietta. Accessible via I-75 and the Barrett Pkwy.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, auto touring.
Special Features:Eleven miles of Union and Confederate earthworks are preserved within the park, marking the site of the battles of Kolb's Farm (June 22, 1864) and Kennesaw Mountain (June 27, 1864) during the Atlanta Campaign. General William T. Sherman's southward advance was temporarily halted here by General Joseph T. Johnston and the stalwart defense of his Confederates. Park interprets the historic events in which more than 5,350 soldiers were killed in the battles fought here from June 19, 1864 through July 2, 1864.

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The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act (S.87) would add eight acres of land to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Ga.
CIVIL WAR Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Chickamauga National Battlefield Park Kennesaw Civil War Museum (home of "The General") Pickett's Mill, East Paulding County Andersonville Prison, Sumter County Ft.
Expanding the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill will add to the historical significance of the park by giving visitors an opportunity to experience key strategies and positions of troops during the Civil War, said Senator Isakson.
Similarly, in Georgia, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park are relatively well-protected portions of the historic Atlanta campaign.