How eerily quiet the mountain she was as her majestic beauty transcended the landscape. Only she truly knows the truth as her now lush green was once blood red with the toils of many a men who never made it off.
Below are pictures from two days of exploration. One, on Mother’s Day, with fog at the tree tops and then another on Monday. Both completed the introspection of what it must have been like when the rain turned the red clay to mud and the scorching heat that must have been as overwhelming as the confined conflicts between and among the trees.
….”Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Sherman’s army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 guns and 35,000 horses. Johnston’s army had 63,000 men and 187 guns. Over 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign”……http://www.n-georgia.com/nps-kennesaw-mountain-battlefield.html