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Friday July 10th, 2020 9:16PM

Kennesaw Mountain marks Civil War battle's 156th anniversary

By The Associated Press

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is using the virtual world to help it mark the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

Instead of in-person demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, fans can see a variety of programming every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the park's Facebook page, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Viewers will see Union and Confederate artillery and infantry demonstrations, 19th century children’s games, guided hikes and learn about civilian life and the wartime roles of women and others in 1864.

Each program will be suitable for all ages, and you can find a full list of planned programs on the Facebook page and the Battlefield’s website.

The Battle of Kennesaw was part of Union General William T. Sherman’s campaign to attack Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s troops. According to the Library of Congress, Sherman’s offensive began June 27, 1864, but he “abandoned his frontal assault and went back to his famous flanking maneuvers.”

About 3,000 Union and 1,000 Confederate soldiers died in the battle, according to the Library of Congress.

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