Event coordinator Ken Padgett said Great Divide Pictures filmed the mock battle scenes for a National Park Service documentary that will be shown at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Museum.
“The reenactment site is one of the very few places in the nation that is held on part of an original battlefield,” he said. “It makes the action seem very real as one hears the yells, smells the powder and feels the ground shake from the guns,” said Padgett.
Of the 160,000 troops engaged at Resaca, there were 11,500 combined causalities, Padgett said.
More than 200 visitors attended the event, which featured an hour of cavalry charges, cannon fire and soldiers shooting blanks that sent smoke into the air for miles. Padgett said the Trust for Public Land aquired a conservation easement on the site this year, to protect it from future development.
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