Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners’ Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s flanking maneuvers had forced Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to fall back toward Atlanta in the Spring of 1864. Johnston formed a defensive perimeter at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, which prompted Sherman to order a large frontal assault that failed. Nevertheless, Sherman was able to flank the Confederate position forcing Johnston to fall back to just 15 miles from Atlanta