On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman's Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties

Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General
William Tecumseh Sherman
Railroad Engineer and Union General Grenville M. Dodge
Railroad Engineer and Union General
Grenville M. Dodge

Famous Deaths

  • James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), killed in action at 47 during the Atlanta Campaign