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Tour of the Cheatham Hill Battlefield

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Saturday September 18 10am we will join Michael Shaffer for a tour of the Cheatham Hill battlefield, site of some of the bloodiest fighting for Kennesaw Mountain. After we tour the battlefield, including the famous Illinois Monument, we'll enjoy a picnic lunch together. Then we will head to Pine Mountain to examine the hilltop where a Union cannonball ended the life of Confederate General Leonidas Polk (GPS coordinates 33.9889682, -84.6451876)

We will commence at 10am on September 18 at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park's picnic area on Cheatham Hill Road.

Navigating the trail to and from the monument is a relatively moderate workout for folk who regularly walk. It is somewhat hilly and is not paved.

We will bring our own picnic lunches to enjoy at the picnic area and we will wrap up around 2pm. And we will proceed rain or shine so please be prepared for inclement weather.

We will drive separate vehicles and participants will need to pay the $5 per car parking fee, which can be paid online.

While there will be no fee for this tour, online contributions will support the Georgia Battlefields Association. Contributions are always welcomed at this web address:


Additional logistical guidance will be distributed when the registration is complete.

While we are limiting registrations, as this fills we encourage others to register in standby slots. We have seen some cancellations and welcome standby registrants to join us as space becomes available.

Date: 09/18/2021 (Sat.)

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT

Location: Cheatham Hill Picnic Area
902 cheatham hill road, marietta, ga 30064

Created by:   John Miller
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Gould Hagler
Carol Willey
Kerry Elliott

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