Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

By June 9, 1864, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston (pictured here) had withdrawn the Army of Tennessee to an entrenched position near Marietta, Georgia. Over the next three weeks, Major General William T. Sherman continued to press Johnston, engaging his army at various locations near Marietta. [Wikimedia Commons]

Marietta Operations Facts

June 9–July 3, 1864

Key facts about the Marietta Operations during the Atlanta Campaign.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Marietta

Date

  • June 9–July 3, 1864

Location

  • Cobb County, around Marietta, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union forces Engaged

  • Military Division of the Mississippi
  • Army of the Tennessee
  • Army of the Ohio
  • Army of the Cumberland)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • Undetermined

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Undetermined

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • William T. Sherman forced Joseph E. Johnston to withdraw from the Marietta area by July 3, 1864.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Marietta Operations Facts
  • Coverage June 9–July 3, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords marietta operations
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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