Greetings from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

I was about 10 years old and we were driving to FL from our home in IL (my first time outside of IL or WIS). I saw a battlefield on the map and asked to stop. My folks said we couldn’t… too many miles to cover and it was early in the day, so I fell asleep. Next thing I know, they woke me up as we pulled into Kennesaw Mtn. National Battlefield Park. I’d imagined craters from artillery, smoke rising from the earth, burned trees. So I was surprised when I viewed this pristine, beautiful park. But it didn’t matter. I was hooked on the Civil War all the same… and remain so to this day. Now, every time I drive with my family down to FL or other points South, we always stop at Kennesaw. Thanks so much, Pops (and NPS), for a lifetime of memories!


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park commemorates the two-week clash that launched General Sherman's Atlanta campaign during the Civil War.

State(s): Georgia

Established: 1917

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