Civil War Places: The Atlanta Campaign


Three long years have passed since the firing upon Fort Sumter and both sides were growing tired of the war. General Grant, the newly appointed Supreme Commander of the Union Army, developed a plan that he hoped would bring a successful end to the War. Part of that plan was to send General Sherman's Army into Georgia to destroy General Joseph Johnston's Confederate Army as well as his supply operations.

Blue lines show Sherman's troops of Schofield, Thomas, and McPherson. They travel from Tennessee-Georgia border down to Jonesboro. Red words show Johnston's army of Hood, Hardee, Polk, and Loring intersecting blue lines throughout map.
There are many places throughout Georgia where you can visit sites of the Atlanta Campaign.

Rocky Face Ridge - May 8-9, 1864

  • Visit Dug Gap Battle Park in Dalton, GA

Resaca - May 14, 1864

  • Visit Resaca Battlefield Historic Site in Resaca, GA

New Hope Church - May 25, 1864

Pickett's Mill - May 27, 1864

  • Visit Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site

Dallas - May 28, 1864

Kennesaw Mountain - June 27, 1864

Atlanta - July 22, 1864

  • Visit Roswell Mill Ruins in Old Mill Park, Roswell

Jonesboro - August 31 - Sept. 1, 1864

Last updated: September 16, 2021

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