The Atlanta Campaign Tour (2014)

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Get to drive through the Kennesaw Battlefield area a lot for work. The shade of the trees on the main road make a quiet peaceful place. You see a lot of Civil War Markers peppered through different areas of metro Atlanta regarding troop movements and areas where the battles were fought.
 

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On this day in 1864, the mayor of Atlanta, James Calhoun, met a captain on the staff of Federal Major General Henry W. Slocum, and surrendered his city, asking for "protection to non-combatants and private property." Federal Major General William T. Sherman, who was in Jonesborough at the time of surrender, sent a telegram to Washington, DC on September 3, reading, "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won". He then established his headquarters there on September 7, where he stayed for over two months. On November 15, 1864, Sherman's army departed east toward Savannah, Georgia on what became known as "Sherman's March to the Sea."

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* The Atlanta Campaign commenced on this day in 1864 as Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and his army travel south from their camp sites just south of Ringgold, Georgia towards Tunnel Hill, Georgia.
 

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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.

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On this day in 1864, Confederate Major General W. H. T. Walker and Federal Major General James B. McPherson were killed during the Battle of Atlanta, Georgia. The Battle of Atlanta was part of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. The majority of the Atlanta and surrounding area battlefields have been lost to urban development.

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