Battle of Atlanta, Painting

Painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta.

Battle of Atlanta (1864) Facts

July 22, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Atlanta.

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Date

  • July 22, 1864

Location

  • Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Tennessee,
  • Army of the Ohio
  • Army of the Cumberland

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 34,863

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 40,438

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 3,600 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 8,500 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Following the Battle of Atlanta, Union General William T. Sherman Sherman settled into a siege, shelling the city and cutting off supplies, until Confederate commander John B. Hood was forced to evacuate Atlanta six weeks later.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Atlanta Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Atlanta (1864) Facts
  • Coverage July 22, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Atlanta
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021