1864 Atlanta Campaign
“The Atlanta Campaign” was a presentation of the 2014 summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “The Civil War in 1864.”
Professor Keith Bohannon talked about General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta campaign. In the summer of 1864, General Sherman marched south from Chattanooga into Georgia with the goal of capturing Atlanta. After a series of battles and a siege of the city, Atlanta fell to the Union on September 2, 1864, setting up Sherman’s March to the Sea later in the year.
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