Kennesaw Mountain, June 1864: Bitter Standoff at the Gibraltar of Georgia
In less than a month, General William T. Sherman's blueclad columns had marched and fought to within 30 miles of the spires of Atlanta. But at rugged Kennesaw Mountain northwest of the city in June 1864, their progress was stymied by the weather, terrain and tenacious resistance of the veteran Army of Tennessee led by General Joseph E. Johnston.
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