The Battle of Allatoona Pass, while billed as one of the 'lesser' battles after the fall of Atlanta, was one of the bloodiest based on the 35% Union casualty rate and the Confederate 27%. This is a battlefield that has been well documented with signage by the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. If you wish to visit and appreciate to context for the battle, you will need to do some walking - a mile or so with some climbing as shown in the photo. The only part of the battlefield that cannot be seen is Roulettes Redoubt to the west of the Star Fort; it is all forest with undergrowth and appears to be on private land.
Very pretty walk with interesting history. Was well maintained when I was there.
Nice self-guided hike on a trail where a pre-Civil War railroad once ran. Up on the hills see the Civil War trenches. There are several monuments to the state units that fought here. This is next to Lake Allatoona at exit 283. If you drive to the other side of I-75 a couple of miles in the little town of Emerson look for Doug's a great Southern meat and three place.
of the battle at this well-preserved site. The railroad cut, considered a marvel of engineering at the time of its building, was the reason for the battle being fought here (either the last of the Atlanta campaign or the first of the Tennessee invasion depending on your point of view). The "star fort", redoubts, and trenches that define the battle are still quite visible and coupled w/ the very good signage help to give perspective. That being said it is a good idea to have a working knowledge of what happened here before touring if you are serious about studying WBtS history. It is a "must see" if studying the Atlanta campaign/western theatre but is also a nice visit for the casual tourist simply b/c of the natural beauty of the area on the shores of Lake Allatoona. Couple it w/ a visit of the numerous WBtS sites in the area and enjoy.
A well marked series of trails lead to some historic Civil War fights. I like this because it tells the story of both the Union and Confederate shoulders who fought the battle if Altoona Pass. A free look into the past. Take the time to see and think about what happened here.
This is a self guided hike you just follow the path reading info as you go. Area was left pretty much as it was after battle you can still see the cuts. You walk on old railroad path along the Allatoona Lake it's a beautiful view and very peaceful.
杏彩彩票投注We really enjoyed walking around this battlefield. It's rich with history and easy to imagine the past here. I would recommend a visit to anyone who is in the area.
Very fun to go out at night, went on a full moon. Lots of orbs and caught a great pic. I would say go with small groups and make sure your camera is fully charged. For some reason our camera drained very quick. Have fun and remember not to taunt anything while out there.
Lovely paths through nature and history. As you go on with your hike you can stop and read about the events that took place in the area. Could be a great history lesson taught in the outdoors. The trail is wide and almost straight.It is appropriate for all ages and you can bring your pet friend, too.
Finally visited this site after many visits to Kennesaw Mtn and other nearby Civil War areas. It was more interesting and picturesque than we expected. Good signage along the trails provided historical perspective. Since it was only 1.5 miles East off I-75 (exit 283), convenience was part of the appeal. The parking is free (unlike nearby Red Top Mtn State Park), but the lot is rather small (maybe 15-20 spaces ?). The main trail, formerly a railroad bed is only 1.5 miles long before it dead-ends. But the scenery is nice and the views of Allatoona Lake were pretty (much to my surprise). There was even a point in which you could hike out on to a peninsula and explore the shoreline. There are a few side trails that looked pretty nice, but we only explored part of their length.