The Kennesaw tract entered Civil War history in June 1864, when Sherman’s army was pushing south from Tennessee toward Atlanta. In their path was Kennesaw Mountain and its heavy contingent of Confederate troops.
By holding the high ground, the Confederates were able to defeat the Union soldiers trying to claim Kennesaw Mountain. The Union lost about 3,000 troops in the battle, compared to about 1,000 Confederates.
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