Civil War Atlanta

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, fell on September 2, 1864, after a four-month siege. Union General William Sherman would later issue an… read more

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, fell on September 2, 1864, after a four-month siege. Union General William Sherman would later issue an order to burn Atlanta to the ground, sparing only its churches and hospitals. Historian Robert Davis talked about his book Civil War Atlanta and told the story of the devastation that befell Atlanta, the Union occupation, and how the “Gate City” was reborn from the ashes. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“The Man Sherman Could Not Stop” was the third annual lecture by B*ATL at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. It was the concluding event of a week-long commemoration of the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Civil War Atlanta

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Sep 10, 2011

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  • Sep 10, 2011 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2011 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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