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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 09, 1864

Massive Bombardment of Atlanta Began

After being stymied in his attempts to reach the railroads to the south of Atlanta, Union General William T. Sherman launched a massive artillery bombardment of the city - 3000 rounds were fired on this day alone.

Image of Massive Bombardment of Atlanta Began Shell Damaged House in Atlanta
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Image of Massive Bombardment of Atlanta Began Sherman on Horseback in Atlanta
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