Atlanta and the War

Sherman s destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War was not a planned Union strategy, according to Webb Garrison, but the campaign made Atlanta a household name and sparked the city s growth toward world class significance Illustrated and indexed.

The Battle of Resaca

The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E Johns