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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Campaign for Atlanta


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Cover: War Is Hell, by Mort Künstler. Copyright 1991 Mort Künstler, Inc.
This painting depicts Sherman abandoning Atlanta during his March to the Sea.


Thanks to Bill Scaife, Dennis Kelly, and the interpretive staff at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky from Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 by Albert Castel, courtesy of Mr. Castel and the University Press of Kansas.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 1996. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Richard M. McMurray, Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy (Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2001), Marc Wortman, The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta (New York: Public Affairs, 2009), Russell S. Bonds, War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta (Chicago: Westholme Publishing, 2009), Stephen Davis, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston, and the Yankee Heavy Battalions (Wilmington: SR Books, 2001), as well as Richard M. McMurry, The Road Past Kennesaw: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1972).

History and Culture