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Chapter 11: Siege of Atlanta battle 22d of July Hardee General Frank Blair's letter
near the Georgia Railroad between Decatur and Atlanta, and a large number of the enemy's wagons had ordered to be constructed for the defence of Atlanta, and to report, at the earliest moment, in re ld and McPherson had advanced slightly toward Atlanta.
To transfer after dark our entire line from presence of the enemy to another line around Atlanta, and to throw Hardee, the same night, entirel , his operations in that direction; otherwise Atlanta was doomed to fall at a very early day. Altho d our lines were advanced rapidly close up to Atlanta.
For some moments I supposed the enemy inten om that moment, I may say, began the siege of Atlanta.
The battles of the 20th and 22d checked the the unfortunate policy pursued from Dalton to Atlanta, and which had wrought such demoralization am 0th, it also enabled us to hold possession of Atlanta a prolonged period.
He erred likewise in att [14 more...]