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At half-past 2 in the afternoon of September 19, 1863, the Confederates made a determined assault on the Federal right.
Hood's corps met with fearful loss from heavy artillery fire, six batteries opening with canister as the columns approached.
On they came relentlessly, but the stubbore, the artillery soldier had few pleasures, no luxuries, and much very hard work.
On the 17th of July, the Confederate Government removed Johnston, and detailed Hood to command his army.
The news was received with satisfaction by the Federal troops, for now they were certain of getting a fight to their hearts' content.
And so lay that evening around Collier's Mill.
Atlanta captured, Sherman rested his army and then started for the sea, sending Thomas back into Tennessee to cope with Hood.
At Franklin and Nashville, the guns maintained the best traditions of the Western forces, and victory was finally achieved against one of the best armies ever as