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Civil War Lecture on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Ongoing Opportunities

  • January 25 at 7:30 PM

Following up the December meeting on the battle of Atlanta, the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table will continue with another engagement in the Atlantic campaign, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Fearing envelopment northwest of Atlanta, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his army to a new defensive position astride Kennesaw Mountain near Marietta, Georgia. Union commander Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman was convinced that Johnston had stretched his line too thin and decided on a frontal attack on the Confederate bastion. On June 27th, 1864, determined Yankee assault troops came to within yards of the Confederate trenches, but were unable to break the Southern line. The talk will be by Dan Vermilya.

No registration is required. Cost is $5 for non-members, payable at the talk.