| Kennesaw Mountain Photos- Autumn, 2006
Note: I visited Kennesaw Mountain Military Park in October, 2006. I took these photos of where the 26th Ohio was recorded as having been involved in the battle, i.e. principally at the Cheatham Hill battlefield area.
|Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Map- National Park Service. 26th Ohio movement began approximately due east of where the arrow is pointing around the John Ward Road vicinity ( south of Dallas Highway) and moved east/southeast toward to approximately where the "3" is noted on the map.|
|Cheatham Hill Marker- Picnic Area on Cheatham Hill Road, just southeast of where it cuts off from John Ward Road- looking east- Marker describes how the 5 Federal Brigades began their assault from this approximate position at 8 am on 6/27/64 and advanced eastward approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile to the Confederate position on top of Cheatham Hill. The 26th OVI was in Wagner's Brigade which began its attack to the north ( left ) of the marker about 1/4 mile.|
| 26th OVI Initial Position-
Just east of John Ward Road, approximately 1/4 mile south of Dallas Highway- looking southeast Confederate positions on Cheatham Hill are 1/2 mile east/southeast of this position. Terrain at this point is flat.
|Cheatham Hill- 26th OVI Approximate Second Position- looking east approximately 100 yards east of the John Ward Rd and approximately 1/3 mile south of Dallas Highway. Confederate Position is about 1/4 mile east in the woods in the background. Terrain is generally flat with a few rises.|
| 26th OVI Advance Position on Cheatham Hill-
Photo taken in woods approximately 50 yards from the Confederate Positions looking east. General Patrick Cleburne commanded the Confederate forces at this position. Terrain at this point is just slightly sloping upward as you move eastward.
| Cheatham Hill- Confederate Earthworks-
looking south- Dead Angle is about 75 yards due south of this position. Scale is hard to see in photo, but even today, the earthworks are 3-4 feet high. This area is at the crest of the hill.
| Cheatham Hill- Confederate Artillery Earthworks-
note the cannons in the center of photograph- Photo taken at approximate location where 26th Ohio would have assaulted the Gen. Cleburne's Confederate Position- Dead Angle is about 100 yards south of this position. This area is at the crest of the hill.