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Battle for Atlanta

Stats:
Union Casualties: 3,641
Confederate Casualties: 8,449

Statistical Source: HPS

Battle for Atlanta
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The battles for Atlanta: Between July 20 and 28, 1864, the new Confederate commander, John Bell Hood, hit Sherman's advancing army three times - at Peachtree Creek to the north; again just west of Decatur, where Sherman's friend and fellow Ohioan James B. McPherson had been sent to sever rail lines in what is now remembered as the Battle of Atlanta; and once more at Ezra Church to the west. Hood lost all three battles but the city remained in Confederate hands.















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