"Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park" Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park by Stephen-KarenConn

"There is a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell."
--General William T. Sherman, at Kennesaw


On the northern outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, Kennesaw Mountain offers splendid views for miles around. During the Civil War, as northern troops advanced toward Atlanta, The Army of Tennessee fortified the hill in an effort to halt General Sherman's march. Atlanta was a vital supply house for the Confederate States. The National Battlefield Park preserves the key points of this crucial battle, and in so doing also serves as a sanctuary for wildlife - and for humans - in the northward march of Atlanta's ever expanding suburbs.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Great Escape near the City of Atlanta
  • Cons:Crowded on weekends.
  • In a nutshell:Of interest to all and a must see for history and Civil War buffs.
  • Last visit to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 6, 2004
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  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 10:20 AM

    Turning into a wildlife sanctuary is a wonderful end for a battlefield : )

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2004 at 7:46 PM

    Stephen, this introduction is extraordinary because in a concise manner it outlines an important time and place. Super photo to match. Great tip, especially with the city off in the distance.

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