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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 27, 1864

Richmond Newspaper on Atlanta Shelling Stopping

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on the shelling of Atlanta being halted; they did not know why, but did add some damage done by the shelling before it stopped.

Latest from Atlanta. Atlanta, August 25. –For some cause, the Yankee batteries are silent this morning, Last night a shell struck the Presbyterian Church, on Marietta street, and exploded in the basement, where a number of citizens had sought shelter. A fragment of shell cut off the arm of a citizen lying in bed in the basement. No other casualties reported. The enemy has again destroyed the Georgia railroad below Decatur.