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Chapter 17: Atlanta campaign-battles about Atlanta. July, 1864. As before explained, on the
the river below the railroad, to the south of Atlanta, might have been more decisive.
But we were he 17th we began the general movement against Atlanta, Thomas crossing the Chattahoochee at Powers' east of Decatur, and there he turned toward Atlanta, breaking up the railroad as he progressed, h hing the command of the Confederate forces in Atlanta, and Hood's order assuming the command.
I im ents; but, at the same time, the enemy having Atlanta behind him, could choose the time and place o in advance, from which to fight us outside of Atlanta.
We then advanced our lines in compact order d our lines were advanced rapidly close up to Atlanta.
For some moments I supposed the enemy inten .
About 4 P. M. the expected sally came from Atlanta, directed mainly against Leggett's Hill and a as told) that we had run up against a rock at Atlanta, and that the country ought to be prepared to [40 more...] [11 more...]