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Atlanta campaign (Umbrella Project)

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  • Jesse S. Kicklighter (1829 - 1881)
    Jesse Kicklighter joined the Confederate States Army in 1862 and was assigned to the 1st Georgia Cavalry Battalion which later became the 5th Cavalry Regiment. Also joining the Cavalry were six of Je...
  • Private (1839 - 1864)
  • William Henry Hulsey, 18th Mayor of Atlanta (1838 - 1909)
    William Henry Hulsey (October 1, 1838 – May 17, 1909) was an American attorney, soldier, and politician who served as the 18th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. He was an officer in the Confederate States A...
  • Pvt. Asel Horton, (USA) (1838 - 1883)
    Civil War Soldier Pvt. Asahel Horton /Asel Horton 136th New York Infantry Adjutant General: Horton, Asahel--Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 28, 1862, at Leicester, to serve three years; mustered in as...
  • David Stapp, (USA) (1848 - d.)
    Residence 1850: Campbell, Georgia Residence 1860: Talladega, Alabama Residence 1870: Sunflower, Mississippi Military Service: 1860-1865 Civil War 1st Brigade 2nd Division 15th Army Corps Army ...

Atlanta Campaign (Umbrella Project): Note this is an Umbrella Project for the entire Atlanta Campaign. Please add profiles to the battles (found below) that your relative fought in.

The Atlanta campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.

Johnston's Army of Tennessee withdrew toward Atlanta in the face of successive flanking maneuvers by Sherman's group of armies. In July, the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, replaced Johnston with the more aggressive General John Bell Hood, who began challenging the Union Army in a series of costly frontal assaults. Hood's army was eventually besieged in Atlanta and the city fell on September 2, setting the stage for Sherman's March to the Sea and hastening the end of the war.

Western Theater of the American Civil War

  1. Rocky Face Ridge (May 7–13, 1864)
  2. Resaca (May 13–15, 1864)
  3. Adairsville (May 17, 1864)
  4. New Hope Church (May 25–26, 1864)
  5. Dallas (May 26 – June 1, 1864)
  6. Rome Cross Roads (May, 1864)
  7. Pickett's Mill (May 27, 1864)
  8. Marietta (June 9 – July 3, 1864)
  9. Noonday Creek (June 10-July 3, 1864)
  10. Pine Mountain (June 14-15, 1864)
  11. Gilgal Church (June 15, 1864)
  12. Kolb's Farm (June 22, 1864)
  13. Kennesaw Mountain (June 27, 1864)
  14. Pace's Ferry (July 5, 1864)
  15. Peachtree Creek (July 20, 1864)
  16. Atlanta (July 22, 1864)
  17. Ezra Church (July 28, 1864)
  18. Utoy Creek (August 5–7, 1864)
  19. Second Battle of Dalton (August 14–15, 1864)
  20. Lovejoy's Station (August 20, 1864)
  21. Jonesborough (August–September, 1864)
  22. Sherman's March to the Sea (November-December 1864)
  23. Honey Hill (November, 1864)
  24. Sandersville (November 25-26, 1864)