"Civil War Battle of Atlanta 1864" (1864) Photograph

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Title: "Civil War Battle of Atlanta 1864"
Year Created: 1864
Medium / Materials: Photograph
Framed or Unframed: Framed
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Dimensions (H x W x D): 11"H x 14"W
Style/Period: Photography
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A photograph reflecting the battle field of The Battle of Atlanta which occured during the Civil War on 7/22/1864 in Fulton County,Atlanta,Ga.

The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood. Union Maj. Gen. 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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