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July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

General William Sherman and his army were set to take Atlanta in July, 1864. General Joseph Johnston’s Confederate army had fought them since May. But they co...
June 27, 1864

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Since early May 1864 U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman had been moving south from Tennessee toward Atlanta, with Joe Johnston’s Confederates blocking his ...
May 14, 1864

Battle of Resaca

It was the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. The Battle of Resaca began 75 miles northwest of Atlanta on this day in 1864.
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May 05, 1864

Atlanta Campaign Begins

General William Tecumseh Sherman introduced himself to the people of Georgia on this day in 1864.

The Confederacy still had a chance to win the Civi...
February 25, 1864

First POWs at Andersonville Prison

One of the most notorious sites in American history, Andersonville Prison in southwest Georgia, accepted the first U.S. prisoners of war on this day in 1864. <...
September 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Only Gettysburg was bloodier than the Battle of Chickamauga that ended in northwest Georgia on this day in 1863. 

Three months earlier, the Union ...

June 11, 1863

Burning of Darien

The burning of Darien, Georgia, depicted in the Civil War movie, Glory, was one of the most controversial acts of the War.

Situated on the A...
January 01, 1863

Emancipation Proclamation

Few presidential acts have had more impact upon the arc of history than the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on this day in 1863. ...
December 13, 1862

Battle of Fredericksburg

The defeat of Robert E. Lee at Antietam in September 1862 was a huge blow to Confederate morale. Confederates badly needed a boost and they got it at Frederic...
February 22, 1862

Alexander Stephens

A vice presidency can be thankless at best. But when you don’t want the job, and you don’t get along with your president, it’s even worse.

Ge...

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