The Battle of New Hope Church - New Hope GA
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N 33° 57.444 W 084° 47.426
16S E 704169 N 3759632
Quick Description: he Battle of New Hope Church was fought on May 25 and May 26 of 1864 between Sherman's Union force and Johnston's Confederate force.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 3:32:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM2982
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 124

Long Description:

In the midst of a heavy rain storm in a dense woods the regiment attacked Confederate troops under General John Bell Hood that were entrenched on higher ground and supported by artillery.

During this battle the 107th NYVolunteer Infantry had 165 casualties, the largest number ever suffered by them in a single engagement. Twenty seven men were killed outright and sixteen died from their wounds.

The brunt of this battle was felt by the 1st division of the 20th Corps. Almost 1200 men of this division fell dead or wounded.

It was 5pm when the 2nd Brigade advanced with the 107th on the right flank. Artillery fired on the enemy in front, but there was no response. A bugle sounded and the advance began. The skirmishers in front drove the enemy back.

The regiment moved quickly forward in the steady rain; down the hill, across the ravine and up the other side with beautiful precision toward a thickly wooded forest in their front. Double quick they entered the woods and were met with a hailstorm of grape, canister, minie ball and buckshot.

Battle of New Hope Church

Name of Battle:
Other Names: None Location: Paulding County Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864) Date(s): May 25-26, 1864 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker [US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS] Forces Engaged: Military Division of the Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS] Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US 1,600; CS unknown)

Name of War: US Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 5/25/1864

Date of Battle (End): 5/26/1864

Parking: Not Listed

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