Where In The World…Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
between Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw Mountain was originally a home to the mound builders in the years 900 to 1700 CE. Their descendants, the Creek people, were pushed out of Georgia by the Cherokee, who were then exiled by the United States and the state of Georgia on the Trail of Tears to the Oklahoma Territory during the Georgia Gold Rush.In 1832, Cobb County, where Kennesaw Mountain is located, was created.

Cannon on Kennesaw Mountain in recreated artillery position.


A view from the top of Kennesaw Mountain

Kennesaw Mountain was the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War, in which the Union forces of General William Tecumseh Sherman launched a bloody frontal attack on the Confederate Army of Tennessee, which was commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston. Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of Major League Baseball, was named after the battle, in which his father nearly lost his left leg.

The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was created on June 26, 1935. It was formerly a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. 

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park can be found on Wikipedia.