Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Scenes from Kennesaw sesquicentennial

Members of the Georgia Division and Hardee's Guard enjoy a light moment

Thousands flocked to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Georgia last weekend to learn more about the battle that occurred on June 27, 1864. I walked the new 24-Gun Battery trail and made several other stops. Here are a few of the highlights of my visit on Saturday. Click the photos to enlarge:

Federal artillery crew at 24-Gun Battery.
David Furukawa explains battlefield surgery
Luminaries at Cheatham Hill (Larry Knight, Kennesaw Mtn Trail Club)
Sherry Key explains hairstyle of Heather Sheen
Caleb Benefield of 48th Alabama describes his uniforms
Beets and black walnuts were used to make dyes for clothing
Jim Ogden describes how elaborate fortifications changed warfare
A gun crew takes a breather on top of Cheatham Hill.
Company H, 40th Indiana drills along Stilesboro Road.
Capt. Lamuel Ellington re-enactor sports muttonchops
Kim Cole mapped out locations of residences at time of the battle
Visitors learn about Confederate drill.

No comments:

Post a Comment