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The Dalton-Atlanta operations. General Joseph E. Johnston. It is stated on page 24 of General
ng base for this army, by the intrenchment of Atlanta, and the engineers of the army constructed s wo thousand of them fell in the actions about Atlanta.
But at least three thousand were killed nor is numerical superiority.
Between Dalton and Atlanta, one sees but two semblances of mountains-Roc hnston's army attainable there.
If defeated, Atlanta, its place of refuge, was one hundred miles o oops, formed near and parallel to the road to Atlanta, would have been driven from that road by def g operations forced the Southern army back to Atlanta, but could do no more.
There it was safe in used, but did not compel, the abandonment of Atlanta.
For if the Southern troops had remained in ced to return to his railroad.
And, besides, Atlanta could have been sufficiently supplied from Ma troops could not be fed. This mode of gaining Atlanta made the acquisition of no great value.