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Artillery Demonstrations on August 13

Ever seen a Civil War cannon in action? Didn’t think so. Now you can remedy that hole in your life. Artillery (cannon) demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park show visitors the steps taken to fire cannons during the American Civil War. Each program lasts approximately 30-40 minutes and includes and explanation of the role of artillery during the Atlanta Campaign and at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Artillerists explain the steps of firing a cannon, explaining the role of each person working the cannon. Afterwards, the process is performed in real time and the cannon is fired. The program is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to maintain close control of their pets during firing, as it can be loud, and please prepare small children for the sudden burst of sound. Event runs from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park located at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. in Kennesaw.