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TRAVEL TUESDAY: Head to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for their October programming – Gwinnettdailypost.com

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.
Visit the park this October to learn more about its history. All outdoor programs are weather dependent and unless otherwise state are held in the Visitors Center. 
For more program details, please contact Visitor Center at 770-427-4686, ext. 0
Date: Saturday, October 8 11:00 a.m.
Life for the infantry soldier of the Atlanta Campaign was less than ideal. Long marches, poor health conditions, and at times constant fighting made it one of the hardest jobs in the military. Join us for this interactive ranger program that will take you into the life of these men. 
Date: Sunday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Artillery was a vital component to the operations of both armies during the Atlanta Campaign and played a key role in several engagements during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Come and join us to learn a little about Civil War artillery and see our living historians fire one in person! 
Date: Sunday, October 16 11:00 a.m.
This history talk will begin at the Visitor Center. The Ranger will take you to several points that were crucial during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the demonstration made to the north of the Confederate line. You will see rebel earthworks and hear accounts from men that took part in that fateful feint attack.
Date: Saturday, October 22 11:00 a.m.
This short history walk to the Illinois Monument will detail some of the major action of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The ranger will guide you along the Confederate defensive works and end the talk with the Union attack. The walk begins at the Cheatham Hill parking lot
Date: Sunday, October 23 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Music was a major fixture during the Civil War. Among the instruments and arrangements of the time, the fife and drum combination was one of the more popular. Come out and join 3 Rivers Fife and Drum as they demonstrate popular Civil War 
Date: Saturday, October 29 1:00 p.m.
Join author Steve Norder as he discusses talks about the president’s first visit to Hampton Roads. This focuses on how other’s saw him, what he did, what he said and how he reacted to the events prompted by his suggestions and polite requests as commander in chief of the military.
Date: Sunday, October 30 11:00 a.m.
“The scenery from the top of the Mountain is really grand and will repay in some measure for being shot at so much”- William Wallace McMillan, 17th Alabama. Join us for a Ranger- guided hike to the summit of Big Kennesaw Mountain. We will explore the history of the area from pre- history to today. The climb is moderately- difficult, so wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

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