Field Fortifications-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Marietta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 33° 56.167 W 084° 35.833
16S E 722082 N 3757673
Quick Description: Confederate engineers and work crews started digging earthworks around Kennesaw Mountain a few days before their army fell back to this position on June 19. For the next week Southern soldiers improved their earthwork defenses despite constant rain.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2020 3:33:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1363F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Field Fortifications-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park--Confederate engineers and work crews started digging earthworks around Kennesaw Mountain a few days before their army fell back to this position on June 19. For the next week Southern soldiers improved their earthwork defenses despite constant rain.

The Southerners dug deep, throwing the dirt toward the Union side of the trenches. The earthen wall — called a parapet — was topped with a braced log, leaving an open space beneath it for soldiers to shoot through. Fighting from behind these defenses, the Confederates held a great advantage over the attacking Federals during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864.

Today within Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 11 miles of shallow ditches remain from those formidable earthworks. Help preserve these fragile resources by staying on the park’s trails.

Caption:
“Fortifying the Lines at New Hope, at Night, and in Rain,” drawn by Alfred R. Waud, illustrates Civil War trenching techniques.
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