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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 15, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Printed Update from Georgia

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed the following update on the situation around Atlanta, Georgia.

From Georgia. At last accounts the shelling of Atlanta continued with unabated vigor. The enemy was massing his troops on the left, but making no effort to extend his right. It seems not to be Sherman’s intention to attempt to carry our works by assault, but rather to make a movement around, and endeavor to take Atlanta in the rear. This is what the Yankees call the “pot- hook” method. We have no doubt that General Hood is fully awake to the enemy’s plans, and will meet them successfully when the day of trial comes. Sherman and Thomas both telegraphed to Washington that Atlanta would be in their possession before the close of this (last) week; but as the city still stands, hurling defiance at the foe, they will have to telegraph again that they were slightly mistaken in their calculations.