Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park showcases the rich and cultural history of Civil War where over 67,000 soldiers died in Atlanta.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was authorized for protection by the War Department in 1917 and was made a unit of the National Park System in 1933. The 2,888-acre park includes the site of some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War.

The name Kennesaw is derived from the Cherokee Indian "Gah-nee-sah" meaning cemetery or burial ground. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Over 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Atlanta Campaign.

 

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