The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary will be commemorated — as compared to celebrated — in Kennesaw, Georgia, Thursday, June 26th through Sunday, June 29th.
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain will be remembered with guided hikes, book signings, concerts, artillery demonstrations and the reading of names of people who died in that battle.
The tragic years from 1861 to 1865 in American history — when brother fought against brother and family against family during the Civil War — still defines our country today. According to the National Park Service, 750,000 Americans lost their lives during this time of deadly division.
One hundred and fifty years after it was contested, the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover, discuss, and commemorate America’s greatest national crisis, and explore its enduring relevance in the 21st century.
General Joseph Johnston’s Confederate forces delayed the Union’s advance towards Atlanta for two weeks 150 years ago, in June of 1864. The Union Army of General William T. Sherman was not delayed long enough. The climactic fall of Atlanta came on September 2, 1864.
Take time to learn from our country’s history on the Civil War’s 150th anniversary in this exceptional opportunity around the corner from Lake Allatoona.
Those who do not learn from history, as they say, are doomed to repeat it.