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March on Atlanta

Union Casualties: 13,607
Confederate Casualties: 13,096

Statistical Source: HPS

March on Atlanta
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The March on Atlanta: Starting at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 6, 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman moved inexorably southeastward, forcing the Confederates under Joseph T. Johnston, sent to try to stop him, out of one position after another, until their backs were to Atlanta itself. Taking the heavily fortified city would present more of a challenge.

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