Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

2 mi. W of Marietta, Marietta, Georgia

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Description 

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought here between General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union army and Joseph E. Johnston of the Confederate army, took place between June 18, 1864, and July 2, 1864. Sherman's army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 cannon and 35,000 horses, while Johnston's army had only 50,000 men and 187 cannon. Much of the battle took place not on Kennesaw Mountain itself, but on Little Kennesaw and the area to its south. 5,350 soldiers were killed during the battle. The battle resulted in a Confederate victory.

Established as Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Site on February 8, 1917, it was transferred from the War Department on August 10, 1933, and redesignated a national battlefield park on June 26, 1935. As with all historic areas administered by the National Park Service, the park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000063
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Federal; Modern Movement: Moderne
Areas of significance
Engineering; Military; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Battle site; Fortification; Single dwelling; Agricultural fields; Monument/marker
Current functions
Park; Monument/marker; Outdoor recreation; Agricultural fields
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1900-1924; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1836; 1864; 1933
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 7
Contributing sites: 2
Contributing objects: 10
Non-contributing buildings: 6

Tags 

19th Century (36,350)
Battle site (191)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1935 (531)
Built during 1830s (2,661)
Civil War (251)
Cobb County, Georgia (56)
Federal (4,557)
Georgia (3,035)
Have Street View (34,836)
Log (2,298)
Marble (1,154)
Marietta, Georgia (21)
Modern Movement (2,502)
Moderne (693)
National Park Service (970)
Owned by federal government (3,221)
Peter Valentine Kolb (1)
Stone (26,162)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Corrected GPS coordinates to show where visitors center is

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