Park Superintendent Nancy Walther was not immediately available for comment Tuesday, but a post of the park’s Facebook page says acquisition and restoration costs for the historic structures could run as high as $1 million. Loudermilk has previously said those cost estimates may have held back past efforts, and suggested the costs might actually be much lower.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park officially became part of the national park system in 1935. Before that, it was acquired and protected by Civil War veterans and the War Department.
It currently protects Kennesaw Mountain and Kolb’s Farm, which are battle sites along the route of Union General Sherman’s 1864 campaign to take Atlanta.