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The Civil War in Georgia
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Beginning with the Great Locomotive Chase and the battle of Chickamauga, to the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea

A Formidable Foe
A Formidable Foe
During the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman moves south from Kingston to Kennesaw Mountain.
A Letter Home (Confederate)
A Letter Home (Confederate)
Letter home from the fighting around Atlanta
A Letter Home (Union)
A Letter Home (Union)
Written by a Union soldier near Atlanta
A Needless Waste of Lives
A Needless Waste of Lives
Near Marietta, Ga. Federal troops engage the Confederates across Pine Mountain, Brush Mountain and Kennesaw.
After Atlanta
After Atlanta
From the capture of Atlanta, the heart of the South, until Sherman left the state on the March to the Sea and Hood headed west on the Nashville Campaign.
Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta Campaign Chronology
Atlanta Campaign Chronology
A chronology of the events during Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta Under Sherman
Atlanta Under Sherman
Occupied Atlanta was a different town than it had been at any other time. Few Georgians lived there, the police force was from Massachusetts...
Battle Above the Clouds
Battle Above the Clouds
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Battle of Allatoona Pass
Hood's first major battle after the loss of Atlanta left a strong Union fort in place when the Confederates failed to take an important railroad pass
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Atlanta
Hood lashes out at Sherman, who occupies a high ridge east of the city.
Battle of Atlanta Map
Battle of Atlanta Map
Hood lashes out at Sherman, who occupies a high ridge east of the city.
Battle of Browns Ferry
Battle of Browns Ferry
William B. Hazen crosses the Tennessee River and opens the Cracker Line to Bridgeport, Alabama.
Battle of Dalton
Battle of Dalton
Johnston's men withstands George Thomas' Army of the Cumberland while McPherson moves south
Battle of Davis Crossroads
Battle of Davis Crossroads
A brief battle in McLemore Cove that presaged the much larger Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Gilgal Church
Battle of Gilgal Church
Daniel Butterfield and John Geary strike an entrenched Pat Cleburne just north of Burnt Hickory on Sandtown Road in Cobb County
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Jonesboro
Hood lashes out at Sherman, who occupies a high ridge east of the city.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Kolb's Farm
Battle of Kolb's Farm
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Peachtree Creek
With John Bell Hood in command, the Army of Tennessee slams into the Army of the Cumberland as it crosses Peachtree Creek
Battle of Pickett's Mill
Battle of Pickett's Mill
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Resaca
Resaca becomes the battleground as Sherman forces Johnston to retreat from Dalton.
Battle of Wauhatchie
Battle of Wauhatchie
Longstreet[CS] attacks Geary[US] in the early morning hours of October 29, 1863.
Before Chickamauga
Before Chickamauga
As William Rosecrans moves on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, Braxton Bragg decides to commit his entire force to stopping them.
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War
Competing nationalisms, political turmoil, the definition of freedom, the preservation of the Union, the fate of slavery and the structure of our society and economy could all be listed as significant contributing factors in America's bloodiest conflict.
Chattahoochee River Line
Chattahoochee River Line
Built by Francis Shoup, this line protect Joe Johnston's retreat to Atlanta from the advancing Union forces
Chickamauga
Chickamauga
Rosecrans encounters stiffer than expected Rebel resistance and decides to move north along Chickamauga Creek, unaware that he was about to engage General Bragg in the bloodiest two days of American History
Chickamauga Campaign
Chickamauga Campaign
Covers the movements of the Union and Confederate Armies in the weeks prior to the battle of Chickamauga.
Civil War in Chattanooga
Civil War in Chattanooga
Overview of Chattanooga, Tennessee during the Civil War.
Commanders at Kennesaw Mountain
Commanders at Kennesaw Mountain
Overview of the commanders of the Union and Confederates engaged during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Cracker Line
Cracker Line
For a month, 40,000 men starved in Chattanooga until Ulysess S. Grant orders the opening of The Cracker Line.
Fighting at Cheatham Hill
Fighting at Cheatham Hill
3 brigades under Confederate Frank Cheatham repulse three Union brigades under Jefferson C. Davis during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
Granger saves the Federal Right
Granger saves the Federal Right
Held in reserve, Granger advances without orders io support Thomas on Snodgrass Hill
Great Locomotive Chase Participants
Great Locomotive Chase Participants
Led by James Andrews, the names of the 22 men who participated in The Great Locomotive Chase and others
Hood Takes Command
Hood Takes Command
With Sherman poised to take Atlanta Jefferson Davis decided to put John Bell Hood in charge of the Army of Tennessee
Kennesaw Mountain Battles
Kennesaw Mountain Battles
Kolb's Farm and Kennesaw Mountain are the two battlefields partially protected by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
March to the Sea
March to the Sea
Missionary Ridge
Missionary Ridge
Braxton Bragg is defeated by U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman, George Thomas and Joseph Hooker in a defeat that many believe was the South's last hope
Missionary Ridge-Battle of Tunnel Hill
Missionary Ridge-Battle of Tunnel Hill
Sherman and the Army of the Tennessee are stopped by division commander Patrick Cleburne
Names from The Great Locomotive Chase
Names from The Great Locomotive Chase
Lists of the men and spies involved in Andrews Raid and the locomotives involved in the event
Opening Curtain
Opening Curtain
Sherman advances, doing battle at Tunnel Hill, Dalton, Resaca and barely missing an engagement in Cassville. From his position in Kingston...
Orchard Knob
Orchard Knob
Hill in Chattanooga captured Nov. 23 and used 2 days later to watch the Battle of Missionary Ridge
Ringgold Gap
Ringgold Gap
In the retreat from Chattanooga Cleburne defeats Hooker at Ringgold Gap in spite of being outnumbered 3 to 1
Secession!
Secession!
Faced with a Republican president, Georgia elects a convention to vote on Secession. Unlike South Carolina and Mississippi, the outcome of the vote is very close..
Sherman leaves his lifeline
Sherman leaves his lifeline
Leaving the Western and Atlantic RR, Sherman boldly moves towards Dallas in Paulding County
The battles for Atlanta
The battles for Atlanta
With Joe Johnston relieved from command after Peachtree Creek, Sherman warned his generals to expect an attack at any time. Hood obliged with the Battle of Atlanta, Ezra Church, Utoy Creek and Jonesboro, .
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Great Locomotive Chase
From its start at Big Shanty until its end north of the Ringgold Depot, this Civil War episode is the most famous railroad adventure of all time.
The Lightning Mule Brigade
The Lightning Mule Brigade
Manufacturing center Rome is the destination of an early Union foray into Georgia
Other pages of interest on About North Georgia
About North Georgia Feature Articles
Athen's Double Barrel Cannon
Athen's Double Barrel Cannon
Richard Irby tells us about a unique piece of Athens/Clarke County history known as the Double Barrel Cannon
Atlanta Premiere of Gone With The Wind
Atlanta Premiere of Gone With The Wind
The stars fell in Atlanta in December, 1939 to celebrate a film event unlike anything a southern town had ever seen.
Attractions in North Georgia
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center
Plan a day to visit this extensive museum that features metro Atlanta history, the Civil War, Bobby Jones and top-notch traveling exhibits. Includes tours of Swan House and the Tullie Smith house.
Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga Battlefield
Take a journey to the bloodiest two days in American history and visit America's first military park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
History of the battle and the creation of the park, to the present-day fight to preserve our heritage.
Biographies
Howell Cobb
Howell Cobb
Governor of Georgia, Speaker of the U. S. House, Secretary of the Treasury, Candidate for U. S. President
William S. Rosecrans
William S. Rosecrans
Union General in command of the Army of the Cumberland from October, 1862 until October, 1863, when he was relieved following the battle of Chickamauga
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Biography of the Confederate Cavalryman who entered the Civil War a private and left a general. Known for defeating forces superior in number, both Sherman and Grant called him "That Devil."
John Bell Hood
John Bell Hood
Aggressive general who fought under Longstreet at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, promoted to command the Army of Tennessee during the Battle of Atlanta
James Longstreet
James Longstreet
Biography of Confederate General James Longstreet, who grew up near Gainesville, fought in Virginia and Chickamauga, and spent his later years running the Piedmont Hotel
James Birdseye McPherson
James Birdseye McPherson
Commander, Army of the Tennessee
The General
The General
Famous Locomotive that was chased by the Texas from Kennesaw to Ringgold
Francis Stebbins Bartow
Francis Stebbins Bartow
Colonel, CSA, died at Bull Run and was posthumously promoted to general
Joseph E. Brown
Joseph E. Brown
Political leader in Georgia, Governor Joseph E. Brown would become a member of the Bourbon Triumvirate.
Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker
Medal of Honor Awardee, Surgeon, Spy
Leonidas Polk
Leonidas Polk
Beloved by his men, and most southerners, General Leonidas Polk died on a Pine Mountain, prior to the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman was long hated by the people of northwest Georgia for his actions during the Atlanta Campaign. This biography by Wayne Bengston retells his trials and tribulations.
George Thomas
George Thomas
Commander, Army of the Cumberland, during the Atlanta Campaign
Winfield Scott
Winfield Scott
Federal officer in charge of Cherokee Removal, Scott would later devise the Anaconda Plan to defeat the South during the War Between the States
John Brown Gordon
John Brown Gordon
Biography of the Confederate General and Georgia statesman who was one of the Bourbon Triumvirate
Braxton Bragg
Braxton Bragg
Confederate General who commanded the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Tennessee before resigning after Chattanooga. As Jefferson Davis's chief-of-staff he relieved Joe Johnston and appointed John Bell Hood his replacement
Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis
President of The Confederate States of America
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Battle for Chattanooga
Battle for Chattanooga
Overview of the events of October and November, 1863
Georgia History
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
History of the Medal of Honor, first awarded to Andrews Raiders
Letters
Difference between the Battle of Atlanta and the Atlanta Campaign
Difference between the Battle of Atlanta and the Atlanta Campaign
What is the difference between the Battle of Atlanta and the Atlanta Campaign?
End of the Civil War
End of the Civil War
When did the Civil War end?
Civil War or War of Northern Aggression
Civil War or War of Northern Aggression
Why do you insist on calling the the Civil War the, quote...War of Northern Aggression..unquote??
North Georgia Parks
Picketts Mill State Historic Site
Picketts Mill State Historic Site
Site of the Battle of Picketts Mill
North Georgia Travel
Kennesaw Mountain Park Tour
Kennesaw Mountain Park Tour
Driving tour of the battlefield west of Marietta
Poetry Corner
March to the Sea(poem)
March to the Sea(poem)
Herman Melville's story of General Sherman's March to the Sea.
The Ballad of Chickamauga
The Ballad of Chickamauga
The battle of Chickamauga in a powerful ballad by Maurice Thompson
Brothers(poem)
Brothers(poem)
A Civil War poem by Wayne Bengston ,Biographer of William T. Sherman, also wrote about the battle of Kennesaw and The Road to Resaca.

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