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Another Attempt To Expand Kennesaw Mountain

Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would adjust the boundaries of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield to include an historic farmhouse, called the Wallis House, and nearby Harriston Hill.
Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would adjust the boundaries of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield to include an historic farmhouse, called the Wallis House, and nearby Harriston Hill.
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Georgia senators and representatives are trying again to expand Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield and Ocmulgee National Monument.

Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would adjust the boundaries of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield to include an historic farmhouse, called the Wallis House, and nearby Harriston Hill.

“Expanding the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill will add to the historical significance of the park by giving visitors an opportunity to experience key strategies and positions of troops during the Civil War,” Senator Johnny Isakson, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate, said in a statement.

This is the fourth time bills have been introduced to add these eight acres to the park.

Members of the Georgia delegation are also trying again to expand Ocmulgee National Monument, which is near Macon. They aim to make it into a National Historic Park, and to nearly quadruple it in size.