From late June to early July of 1864, a fierce battle raged between Johnston and Sherman’s armies. This battle was fought around quiet Kennesaw Mountain. Last February, the National Park Service gained a key piece of land on which this battle was raged. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution informed readers that Sam Hensley recently sold 35 of his 70 acres to the Trust for Public Land. In turn, the National Park Service gained this valuable land. Hensley had moved onto the land in 1957 and quietly expanded his private property. After the death of his wife in 2003, Hensley decided that he wanted to be sure that the land was preserved after his death. Therefore, he sold his land for $3.5 million, nowhere near the estimated commercial value of the property. Luckily, the National Park Service won in the endless battle to preserve our nation’s past.