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|The Visitor Center at Kennesaw Mountain is the first
stopping point for visitors to the park. It provides an
excellent overview of the battle and campaign.
|Unlike many such museums, the Visitor Center at
Kennesaw Mountain looks at the days before the
battle from perspectives both North and South.
|The Northern perspective of the Atlanta Campaign is
also offered in the Visitor Center. In fact, it is a great
place to learn about the entire campaign.
|Among the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center is
the banner of the Cherokee Dragoons. The reverse of
the flag is actually a Confederate National Flag.
|Another view of a fortified cannon emplacement on
the top of Kennesaw Mountains. Union troops never
threatened these positions.
|A Confederate cannon aims out from the top of
Kennesaw Mountain. Southern gunners firing from
here targeted Union supply trains.
|In the distance from the mountain can be seen the
ridge at Allatoona Pass. Signal flag messages from
Kennesaw to Allatoona inspired "Hold the Fort."
|The skyline of Atlanta as seen from the top of
Kennesaw Mountain. The battle was a last ditch
stand to prevent Sherman from reaching the city.
|These cannon were concealed from view until Union
troops had charged almost into their muzzles during
the attack on Cheatham Hill.
|Careful examination of this photo will reveal the
surviving Confederate earthworks of the "Dead
Angle," scene of massive Union casualties.
|Several memorial stones like this one at the "Dead
Angle" point out the locations where noted Union
soldiers and officers fell during the battle.
|The tunnel seen here was dug by Union troops
during the battle in a fruitless efforts to get under the
Confederate position at the Dead Angle.
|The beautiful old log Kolb House is the last surviving
Civil War structure on the battlefield. It stands at the
tour stop that commemorates the Kolb's Farm battle.
|Confederate cannon aim out from Civil War
earthworks in the Cheatham Hill area of the
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield.
|The Battle of Kolb's Farm, an important preliminary
action to the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, took place
at the southern end of the battlefield on June 22, 1864.
|The tunnel and Illinois Monument can be seen at the
Dead Angle. The Confederates were atop
Cheatham Hill in the background.