Atlanta Campaign

Atlanta Campaign

Important series of battles in the American Civil War in Georgia (May–September 1864). Though most of the battles ended in draws, they eventually cut off the main Confederate supply centre, Atlanta. Union troops under William T. Sherman forced the evacuation of the city (August 31–September 1) and then burned it. His victory assured the reelection of Pres. Abraham Lincoln later that year.

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