Atlanta Campaign

Historical Events

  • 1864-05-01 Atlanta campaign, Georgia begins
  • 1864-05-05 Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge

Historic Event

1864-05-06 US Civil War: Union Army General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign

  • 1864-05-08 Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
  • 1864-05-13 -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, Georgia
  • 1864-05-16 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
  • 1864-05-26 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-06-27 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Colonel Sherman makes unsuccessful frontal attack on Confederate defensive lin
  • 1864-07-05 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1864-07-20 Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
  • 1864-07-22 Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman's Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties
  • 1864-08-31 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign (US Civil War)
  • 1864-11-15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"

Famous Deaths

  • 1864-07-22 William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), killed in action at 47 during the Atlanta Campaign