The Civil War in Georgia - Fulton Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 51.508 W 084° 27.005
16S E 735898 N 3749389
Quick Description: This interruptive marker is located off of Northgate Dr at the Lovett School, on the road east of the traffic circle (1st street), Atlanta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2015 1:47:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMN86C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Civil War in Georgia

Civil War had raged for three years as far north as Pennsylvania, into western territories and Midwestern states, and throughout the South. All were weary, longing for a quick end to conflict.

(Upper left)
Many looked to their colors to inspire them as they charged the enemy. Their flags, showing the bullet and shot holes of hard service, carried reminders of past victories to infuse the spirit.

(Upper center)
By 1864, federal troops had divided the Eastern and Western Confederate states. General William Sherman directed his armies to occupy Atlanta, the last remaining hub of Confederate transportation, industry, and communication.

In May, with nearly twice as many troops as they Confederate armies, Sherman launched a campaign southward from Chattanooga. Clashes ensued between Sherman’s forces in Gen. Joseph Johnson’s Confederate lines.

(Upper right)
The summer of 1864 Sault clashes at Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, and Jonesboro, which led to the surrender of Atlanta in September and, ultimately, the surrender of Savannah by Christmas.

(Lower left)
the campaign for Atlanta,
-May to September 1864-

  • Resaca 1864, May 13 – 15
  • New Hope Church 1864, May 25 - 26
  • Dallas 1864, May 26 - June 1
  • Kolb’s Farm 1864, June 22
  • Kennesaw Mountain 1864, June 27
  • Peachtree Creek 1864 July 20
  • Atlanta 1864, July 22
  • Ezra Church 1864, July 28
  • Jonesboro 1864, August 31
  • surrender of Atlanta 1864, September 2

(Lower center)
Sherman’s troops took many losses, but divided forces and attacked Confederate lines from the front and rear. The Confederates were pushed across the Chattahoochee into lines of defensive trenches closer to Atlanta.

Type of Marker: Other

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