PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 25, 2013 - ATLANTA -- The 15th Infantry Regiment Association announced today that the National Park Service approved the placement of a monument in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park honoring the service of the 15th Infantry, 16th Infantry, 18th Infantry, and 19th Infantry Regiments for their action during the Civil War at Kennesaw Mountain. These Regiments served with distinction in the Army of the Cumberland during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and have continued their service to the present day.
The yearlong effort by the 15th Infantry Regiment Association is spearheaded by Michael J. Horn, an Atlanta area resident. Horn reports that the battle positions of the Regulars are clearly visible on the Battlefield after nearly 150 years. Active duty and former members of these Regiments have participated in the Monument planning process. Active duty soldiers of the 15th Infantry, 19th Infantry and the 18th Infantry Regiment Association have partnered with the 15th Infantry Regiment Association to erect the Monument as a tribute to Civil War members of these fine historic units.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought there from 19 June 1864 until 2 July 1864. The Park is located northwest of metro Atlanta along Interstate 75.
Approval by Nancy Walter, Superintendent, Kennesaw Mountain NBP was the first step in the lengthy process. Final approval was made by the Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, in Washington, DC.
To make a donation and for more information visit the 15th Infantry Regiment Association website at http://www.15thInfantry.org.
For more information, contact Mike Horn at 404-414-5974 or via email at mhorn@15thInfantry.org.