The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Our Great Great Great Uncle Corporal James Chapin was wounded on the first day of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. His Regiment, the 15th Iowa, was part of Major General McPherson's feint against the Mountain

The following account of the Battle is extracted from Wikipedia.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the most significant frontal assault launched by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, ending in a tactical defeat for the Union forces.

General McPherson's Army of the Tennessee is near the top of the map above. The 15th Iowa Regiment was part of the Fourth Division commanded by Brigadier General Gresham and the XVII Army Corps commanded by Major General Blair. This is likely the location of where our Uncle was mortally wounded.

The Mountain is very steep and about 700 feet above the starting point for the Union Forces. Taking the summit by force would have been very difficult if not impossible. It reminds me a little of Monte Cassino, Italy, where Uncle Chapin's Nephew Clif Hullinger's South Dakota 34th Division attacked a very steep mountain. 

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