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On May 7, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman set his three armies marching. At the time, they were stretched on a long front, from Red Clay on the Georgia-Tennessee line to Lee’s and Gordon’s Mills, more than a dozen … Continue reading
Although the 150th Anniversary of the fighting that opened the Atlanta Campaign has been quiet compared to the Overland Campaign, several things have occurred, the best being the opening of two small “battle” parks around Dalton, Georgia.
As Sherman engaged Joe Johnston’s Confederates around Dalton to hold them in place, Gen. James McPherson moved his Army of the Tennessee towards Snake Creek Gap, a passage to his rear. General John Geary’s White Star Division of the XX … Continue reading