MARIETTA, Ga. — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that expands Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
House Resolution 3371 authorizes the park to accept a donation from Cobb County of two pieces of land: the Wallis House and Harriston Hill from Cobb County by donation. These sites are critical to understanding the events that took place in the Civil War during Union General William Sherman’s campaign to take Atlanta in 1864.
“It is extremely important that we understand our history, otherwise we will be destined to repeat the mistakes of our past,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., said in a news release. “Today, Congress took a significant step toward preserving two pieces of property at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park that are essential parts of our nation’s heritage and Civil War history. Sites such as these allow us to look back in time to get a glimpse of the events that shaped our nation.”