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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign.

Opposing forces maneuvered and fought from June 19, 1864 till July 2, 1864. Though most renowned as a Civil War battle, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.

About the Battle

In the American Civil War, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864.

This was the most crucial frontal attack established by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman from the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, finishing in a strategic defeat for the Union forces. The struggle failed to provide the consequence that the Confederacy urgently wanted–specifically a stop to Sherman’s advance on Atlanta.

Sherman’s 1864 campaign against Atlanta, Georgia, has been originally characterized by a string of flanking maneuvers from Johnston, every one of that forced the Imperial military to draw from heavily fortified places with minimum casualties on each side. Following two weeks and 70 miles of these maneuvering, Sherman’s route was obstructed by imposing fortifications around Kennesaw Mountain, near Marietta, Georgia, along with also the Union general decided to alter his tactics and arranged that a large-scale frontal attack on June 27, 1864. At Precisely the Same time, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas started powerful attacks against Cheatham Hill. Both attacks were repulsed with heavy losses, but a demonstration from Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield attained a tactical victory by threatening the Imperial army’s left flank, prompting another withdrawal toward Atlanta along with the elimination of General Johnston from control of the military.