The Atlanta Campaign Tour (2014)

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On this day in 1864, Federal and Confederate troops clash at Resaca, Georgia. This was one of the first engagements in a summer-long campaign by Federal Major General William T. Sherman to capture the Confederate city of Atlanta. The spring of 1864 saw a determined effort by the Federal government to win the war through major offensives in both the eastern and western theaters. In the east, Federal Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant took on Confederate General Robert E. Lee, while Sherman applied pressure on the Army of the Tennessee, under the command of General Joseph Johnston in the west.

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Thanks for the followup Bill.:smile coffee:
 

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The Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia occurred on this day in 1864. This battle was fought between the Federal Army of the Cumberland under the command of Major General William T. Sherman and the Confederate Army of Tennessee under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was a result of an attempt by Sherman to outmaneuver Johnston.
 

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The Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia occurred on this day in 1864. This battle was fought between the Federal Army of the Cumberland under the command of Major General William T. Sherman and the Confederate Army of Tennessee under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was a result of an attempt by Sherman to outmaneuver Johnston.
The whole Atlanta campaign was Sherman trying to outmaneuver Johnston.
 
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For those that might want to set their DVR's ,fox news will air a special sunday night at 8:00pm on Uncle Billie and the Atlanta Campaign". From the ad for it it may be a good as W.t.Sherman said i will make georgia howl.

I just watched this episode. Lincoln shrugs Sherman at their first meeting and ends up placing him high on the list of Federal American Civil War generals.

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The Battle of Kolb's Farm (Marietta, Georgia) was fought on this day in 1864. Federal forces under Major General Joseph Hooker defeated Confederate forces under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood. Hood attempted an attack on the Federal force, but poor terrain conditions led to his failure. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

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The Battle of Ezra Church was fought on this day in 1864 during the American Civil War. The Ezra Church was located just west of Atlanta, Georgia. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign, which featured Federal Major General William T. Sherman's Army of the Tennessee against Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee.

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The Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia was fought on this day in 1864. This conflict was part of the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War. It was the first major attack by Lt. General John Bell Hood since taking command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. The attack was against Major General William T. Sherman's Federal army which was perched on the doorstep of Atlanta. The main armies in the conflict were the Federal Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Major General George Henry Thomas, and the Confederate Army of Tennessee commanded by Lt. General John Bell Hood. The Battle of Peachtree Creek was the first battle fought by Hood as commander of an army.

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The Battle of Atlanta, Georgia was fought on this day in 1864. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Federal forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city under Lt. General John Bell Hood. Federal Major General 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.
 

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The Battle of Ezra Church was fought on this day in 1864 during the American Civil War. The Ezra Church was located just west of Atlanta, Georgia. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign, which featured Federal Major General William T. Sherman's Army of the Tennessee against Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee.

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The Battle of Lovejoy's Station was fought on this day in 1864, near Lovejoy, Georgia. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The two sides had arrived at something of a stalemate, with the Federal army half-encircling Atlanta and the Confederate defenders staying behind earthen fortifications.
 

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Nice to see these photos at this particular time, as I am just now reading a book on the Atlanta Campaign and another on the Army of the Cumberland.
 

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The Battle of Ezra Church was fought on this day in 1864 during the American Civil War. The Ezra Church was located just west of Atlanta, Georgia. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign, which featured Federal Major General William T. Sherman's Army of the Tennessee against Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee.

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In what may be a true touch of irony, much of the Ezra Church Battlefield is now covered by the Westview Cemetery.
 
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