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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 05, 1864

Sherman Entered Georgia; Atlanta Campaign

General William T. Sherman and his 100,000 strong army moved into Georgia, the next big step in the Atlanta Campaign. Their route would take them to Ringgold, then Tunnel Hill, and on towards Dalton - where the Confederate army, numbering around 60,000, awaited them.

Image of Sherman Entered Georgia; Atlanta Campaign George Thomas and Officers at a Council of War near Ringgold, May 5, 1864
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