1. Welcome to the CivilWarTalk, a forum for questions and discussions about the American Civil War! Become a member today for full access to all of our resources, it's fast, simple, and absolutely free!
Dismiss Notice
Join and Become a Patron at CivilWarTalk!
Support this site with a monthly or yearly subscription! Active Patrons get to browse the site Ad free!
START BY JOINING NOW!

Tour Stops 1 & 3, Kennesaw Mountain NBP, Georgia

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by James N., Nov 5, 2018.

  1. James N.

    James N. Major Forum Host Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner
    Featured Book Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    9,625
    Location:
    East Texas
    DSC06361.JPG

    I've previously created a thread depicting my recent visit to Tour Stop 2 - the Union 24-Gun Battery at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park on the way to our October CWT Gathering at Chickamauga/Ringgold: https://www.civilwartalk.com/threads/union-24-gun-battery-at-kennesaw-mountain-nbp.151261/ Here to accompany it are views of Tour stops 1 & 3 along the Confederate defense line atop the mountain above and along the adjacent spur known as Pigeon Hill.

    kennesaw_mountain_map.jpg

    Tour Stop 1 - Kennesaw Mountain
    DSC06367.JPG

    The drawing by Confederate veteran A. C. Redwood reproduced on the sign above shows the laborious process necessary to emplace guns on the twin peaks of Big and Little Kennesaw Mountain: the prolongue ropes usually wound on the trails of each gun were attached to the lunettes on the base of the trail to enable them to be manhandled into position up the steep and rocky sides of the eminences which were impracticable for horses.

    DSC06362.JPG

    These original twelve-pounder Napoleons on reproduction iron carriages (much in need of attention and fresh paint!) are each placed within their own gun pit along the slope leading to the summit of Big Kennesaw.

    DSC06363.JPG

    DSC06365.JPG

    Due to the elevation here, other than dueling with Union guns in the 24-gun Battery opposite, this position was never assailed during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, although infantry positions nearer the base received a feint attack during the June 27 assault.

    DSC06366.JPG

    Tour Stop 3 - Pigeon Hill
    DSC06357.JPG

    The Confederate positions at nearby Pigeon Hill were a target of the Union attack on June 27, and although Federal troops climbed the slope and got fairly near they were halted by the stubborn defense. The sign above is located at the parking area in the gap at which the Federal attack aimed; their lines extended on both sides of the road.

    DSC06358.JPG

    Original trenches remain here and it was from the spot above that photographer George Barnard took the photo on the interpretive sign. Below, the position of a Confederate battery in middle distance.

    DSC06359.JPG
     

  2. (Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
  3. JOHN42768

    JOHN42768 Captain Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6,145
    Location:
    Upstate N.Y.
    Great photos
     
    James N. likes this.
  4. James N.

    James N. Major Forum Host Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner
    Featured Book Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    9,625
    Location:
    East Texas
    Thank you!
     
  5. rebed19th

    rebed19th Private

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2018
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    jersey shore, nj
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing
     
    James N. likes this.
  6. BlueandGrayl

    BlueandGrayl Sergeant

    Joined:
    May 27, 2018
    Messages:
    888
    Location:
    Corona, California
    James N., you are CWT's tour guide when it comes down to monuments and battlefields. Thanks for the photos.
     
  7. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill 1st Lieutenant Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    4,578
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Awesome, James!

    Bill
     
    James N. likes this.
  8. Union_Buff

    Union_Buff Major

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    7,742
    Location:
    New Zealand
    These are some amazing photos - thank you for posting them James :thumbsup:
     
    James N. likes this.

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)

Share This Page


(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)