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Kennesaw Mountain
June 27, 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Georgia
  Joseph E. Johnston
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Atlanta Campaign
  George Thomas


Kennesaw Mountain

A small group of mountains rise in Cobb County, Georgia. The tallest and northernmost, Kennesaw Mountain, is known locally as "Big Kennesaw" and rises some 800 feet above the Georgia Piedmont. Due south is Little Kennesaw Mountain, separated from Big Kennesaw by a deep gap. Little Kennesaw drops precipitously to Pigeon Hill, named for the carrier pigeon that once darkened the Georgia skies. South of Pigeon Hill the mountains become a low ridge, culminating at a point known today as Cheatham Hill. It was here on July 27, 1864 that William Tecumseh Sherman attacked Joseph E. Johnston in what turned out to be the greatest Union loss during the Atlanta Campaign

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Kennesaw Mountain was last changed on - March 24, 2006
Kennesaw Mountain was added on - March 24, 2006





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