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July 22 1864 Battle of Atlanta

 

 

The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of theAtlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast o Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Union orces commanded by William Tecumseh Sherman overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John Bell Hood. Union MG James B. McPherson was killed during the battle. Despite the implication of finality in its name, the battle occurred midway through the campaign, and the city did not fall until September 2, 1864, after a Union siege and various attempts to seize railroads and supply lines leading to Atlanta. After taking the city, Sherman's troops headed south-southeastward toward Milledgeville, the state capital, and on to Savannah with the March to the Sea.

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