Civil War-Fall of Atlanta

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Civil War-Fall of Atlanta

The Fall of Atlanta,1864

A Union solider sits in an abandoned Confederate fort after the battle.

A map of the battle

An important person in this battle was Willian T. Sherman. Most famous for leading "Shermans march", he was a Union army leader in the civil war. On September 2, 1864, he and his troops seized Atlanta(which was part of the confederate states at the time) This was a big step in the Unions progress, for Atlanta was a railroad hub and an Industrail center for the Confederates. After seizing Atlanta, he could easily feed his soliders and provide supplys to the Union army.

"You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the North. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it … Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The North can make a steam engine, locomotive, or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth — right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see in the end that you will surely fail."-William T. Sherman

Summary Of the BattleGeneral Sherman has just marched the union army into Atlanta, hoping to seize it, for it is a hub for the confederates food, railroads, and weapons. Gerneral Sherman aparently used scare tactics on atlanta- after the confederates ordered the evacuation of the city, Gerneral Sherman and his men burned most of the buildings down-millatary or not. Apparently, after fighting, the confederates fled. After taking the city, Sherman began marching the Union to the sea

Summary of the Battle-famous people, casualities, winners, etc.Casaulaties:Union:3,600Confederate:8,500Winner: UnionThese 2 Videos explains most of the things about how Sherman seized Atlanta

Sources:History.comHistorynet

Where was the battle located?The fall of atlanta took placeJust southeast of Atlanta- in what is now fulton county ga, andDekalb county ga.

WHY was Willian T Sherman Importatnt in the battle?During his early ages in the battle, william T. sherman was a near diaster and alsmost relieved of his services.He managed to get himselft into mild trouble, yet never too deep in it.During may, 1861, sherman was appointed of the 13th US infantry and was assigned command of a bridgagde under gerneral william mcdowell in washington dc. He fought in the first battle of bull run, which the US and union lost hard. Sherman was then sent to kentucky, and became a little emotional about the war- he would exagerate about enemys stregnth and solider supplie units. This caused him to be put on leave, and considered out of shape for duty-and suddenly, the public began to think he was "insane". It is thought that Sherman suffered from an Emotional breakdown.In mid december, Sherman rejoined the army in missouri and was assigned rear commands.(fast forward to 3 years later- the rest of what he does is 3 more paragraphs- to find out the rest, check out www.biography.com/people/william-tecumseh-sherman-9482051#service-in-the-civil-war)During September 1864, Sherman took 60,000 men and burned most ofAtlanta to dust. From there he began Shermans March to the sea, ripping apart Georgia with a 60 mile wide line of destruction.

ATLANTA IN FLAMES!

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