The Atlanta Campaign

The Atlanta Campaign (HM1JK6)

Location: Marietta, GA 30060 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.591', W 84° 34.759'

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Sherman marched south to fight the Confederate army and seize its supply center.

In May 1864, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman led his 100,000-man army from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 troops dug in to oppose the Union invasion. As Sherman advanced, the two armies clashed at Rocky Face Ridge, then at Resaca, Cassville, New Hope Church, Pickett's Mill, and Dallas. Although Union attacks failed to dislodge the Confederates, Sherman's swift flanking movements threatened the Southerners' railroad line and forced the Confederates to retreat time and again.
>By June 3, the Union army reached Acworth, a railroad town eight miles north of here. But three weeks of hard rains mired Union troops and wagons in the Georgia mud. Without the ability to move his army quickly, Sherman temporarily abandoned his flanking maneuvers and drove straight ahead.
HM NumberHM1JK6
Placed ByKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723631 N 3762193
Decimal Degrees33.97651667, -84.57931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.591', W 84° 34.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 35.46" N, 84° 34' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Marietta GA 30060, US
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