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Atlanta in the American Civil War

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The city of Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County, was an important rail and commercial center .... Among the more prominent ones were the Atlanta Southern Confederacy and .... By late October Captain ...

Civil War Timeline - Gettysburg National Military Park (U.S. National ...

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A time line of important events during the American Civil War. ... The Union Army under General Nathaniel Lyon, attack Confederate troops and state .... Though 48 of the escapees were later captured and two drowned, 59 were able to ... Union forces under William T. Sherman enter the city of Meridian, Mississippi after a ...

Capital Cities of the Confederacy - Civil War Trust

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Delegates from six of the seven seceded states (the Texans arrived late) wrote ... own capital as the seat of the Confederacy, many were eager to accept the offer. ... and adjourned May 21, and scheduled to meet in Richmond two months later. ... of the Richmond and Danville Railroad and a major Confederate supply base.

General William Tecumseh Sherman | HistoryNet

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(After Civil War, named General of the Army of the United States) ... Two of his foster brothers would serve as major generals in the Union Army during the Civil War. ... where his men repeatedly burned the city of Jackson until it became known as ... On December 21, 1864, his troops took Savannah from the Confederates, ...

The Battle of Atlanta: History and Remembrance | Southern Spaces

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May 30, 2014 ... Confederate and Union troops in close combat, Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama, ... The fall of Atlanta was a major turning point in the Civil War, and this essay ... The demolition and burning of the city in November 1864 and the battles .... lived in the city, a sharp drop from the war-time high of nearly twenty-two ....

American Civil War Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...

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Get information, facts, and pictures about American Civil War at Encyclopedia. com. ... that the North and South lacked common ground on which to compromise the issue. ... Furthermore, slaves and land were the major sources of wealth in the South, ..... backed down and surrendered the two emissaries in late December.

Key Events in the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant - Miller Center

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Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War hero and Republican candidate, ... As the project neared completion in the late 1860s, it became evident that a meeting ... as otherwise the two companies were likely to continue building past one another. .... Ulysses S. Grant - 10/08/1871: The city of Chicago is nearly burned to the ground

Civil War, 1863-65 | History Hub

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There were times in 1864 when the Confederacy nearly invaded Washington, or the North was ... Battle of Vicksburg, Ken Burns' Civil War (PBS) ... View of Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863, During the American Civil War, Major David C. ..... After Grant's two-month bloodletting in the late spring of 1864, the Union was poised to ...

December 1862–October 1863 - The Civil War in America ...

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Only two months after the North's major defeat at Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May ... But by December 11 and 12, Union troops were preparing for the ill-fated attack ... Red Cross, Clara Barton came to the aid of soldiers fighting in the Civil War. .... In late April and early May, 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia...

Civil War History circa 1885 - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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After a sharp conflict, the Confederates were driven from the field. .... Thereupon, the two Confederate generals joined their forces, and attacked Rosecrans in his intrenchments at ... During the rest of the war, no important battles were fought in this State[xxx]. ...... That night, nearly the entire city was burned to the ground.

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Urban Destruction during the Civil War - American History: Oxford ...

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Both Union and Confederate armies bombarded and burned cities with these goals in mind. ... Because of this, the destruction of cities during the American Civil War ... Fredericksburg's location—midway between the major urban centers of ... cross; the bridges were burned and Burnside's pontoon boats were late arriving.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory | Pittsburgh ...

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Aug 31, 2014 ... The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, ... There were fears in late 1939 that Pittsburgh-born David O. ... 2, 1864, the Confederates had fled and Union forces captured the city. .... The extent of the damage wrought by Sherman's troops during their two-month occupation of Atlanta is ...

Shermans March 1864 Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia ...

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Men were allowed to do as they liked, burn and destroy” (Fellman, Citizen .... campaign (3 February to 4 March 1864), Sherman divided his army into two wings, the ... With no major Confederate army in the state, Joe Wheeler's Confederate ... Sherman's march to the sea brought the Civil War home to Southern civilians.