12 Facts About Atlanta campaign


Atlanta campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

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Atlanta campaign followed the Union victory in the Battles for Chattanooga in November 1863; Chattanooga was known as the "Gateway to the South", and its capture opened that gateway.

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Atlanta campaign'srman was sure that Johnston had stretched his line on Kennesaw Mountain too thin and decided on a frontal attack with some diversions on the flanks.

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The advance of McPherson from the east side of Atlanta campaign distracted Hood from his offensive and drew off Confederate troops that might have joined the attack on Thomas.

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Atlanta campaign withdrew his main army at night from Atlanta's outer line to the inner line, enticing Sherman to follow.

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Atlanta campaign ordered Howard's Army of the Tennessee to move from the left wing to the right and cut Hood's last railroad supply line between East Point and Atlanta.

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Atlanta campaign transferred Schofield's Army of the Ohio from his left to his right flank and sent him to the north bank of Utoy Creek.

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Atlanta campaign'srman had successfully cut Hood's supply lines in the past by sending out detachments of cavalry, but the Confederates quickly repaired the damage.

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Atlanta campaign therefore decided to move six of his seven infantry corps against the supply lines.

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Atlanta campaign'srman had cut Hood's supply line but he had failed to destroy Hardee's command.

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Atlanta campaign'srman was victorious, and Hood established a reputation as the most recklessly aggressive general in the Confederate Army.

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However, the capture of Atlanta campaign made an enormous contribution to Union morale and was an important factor in the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln.

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