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The Battle of Atlanta

Beginning on 1864/07/22 and ending 1864/07/22

The Battle of Atlanta (also known as the Battle of Decatur) was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign, the Military Division of the Mississippi, commanded by William T. Sheh Sherman, to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Union forces overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city. Despite the implication of finality in its name, the battle occurred mid-way through the campaign and the city would not fall for another six weeks. [1] During the battle, Union Major General James B. McPherson and Confederate Major General William H. T. Walker where killed in action.



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The Battle of Atlanta

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The Battle of Atlanta
Part of the Atlanta Campaign

Source: Hell´s Broke Loose in Georgia; P 163
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Date July 22, 1864
Location Fulton County, Georgia
Result Union victory - Confederate force retreat in to the fortifications of Atlanta.
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
John Bell Hood
Forces Engaged
Army of Tennessee
Casualties and losses[1]


Ponder House
Confederate defensive works around Atlanta, GA, 1864
Ponder House (click to enlarge)


For more information on the Battle of Atlanta, see:

  1. CWSAC Battle Summary - Atlanta
  2. Wikipedia - Battle of Atlanta
  3. Hoods Attack - Civil War Georgia - American Civil War July 22, 1864
  4. About North Georgia - The Battle of Atlanta
  5. Battle of Atlanta - Date & Conflict
  6. Atlanta Defenses and Batteries Map
  7. Wikipedia - Atlanta Campaign Union order of battle
  8. Wikipedia - Atlanta Campaign Confederate order of battle



  1. Wikipedia - Battle of Atlanta - Kennedy, p.340.   [Online]



Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.


An Unexpected Clash
Attack from the West
Augustus Hurt House
Baker's Brigade
Bate's Battle Line
Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond
Battle of Atlanta Began Here
Benton's & Coltart's Brigades
Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade
Brown's & Clayton's Divs.
Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.
Cleburne's & Maney's Divs.
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear
Death of Gen. Walker
Death of McPherson
During the Battle of Decatur
Federal Signal Station
Fort Walker
Fuller's Div. 16th A.C.
Georgia Military Institute 1851 ~ 1864
Hardee at Road Fork
Hardee at Wm. Cobb's House
Harrow's Div. 15th A.C.
Historic Ground-1864
Historic Utoy Church
Leggett's Hill
Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta
Manigault's Brigade
Mary Gay House
McPherson's Last Ride
Noon Under the Trees
Restoring the Line
Rice's Brigade
Site: Cobb's Mill
Site: The Pope House
Springvale Park
Sweeny's Div. Encamped
Sweeny's March South
The Capture of Covington
The DeGress Battery
The Railroad Cut
The Waffle House
Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.
Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley
Wesley Chapel / Confederate Commissary / First Methodist Church
Wheeler's Cav. at Decatur
Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta
Zero Mile Post