Atlanta, Battle of – Facts2019-04-27T13:07:25+00:00
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.

Date:

  • July 22, 1864

Location:

  • Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia

Campaign:

  • Atlanta

Principal Union commanders:

  • Major General William T. Sherman (overall commander)
  • Major General James B. McPherson
  • Major General John M. Schofield
  • Major General George H. Thomas

Principal Confederate commander:

  • General John B. Hood

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.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Atlanta (1864) Facts
  • Coverage July 22, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Atlanta
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date June 25, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 27, 2019

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