Ezra Church, GA
Battlefield Unavailable -
Atlanta Campaign 
Earlier, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces had
approached Atlanta from the east and north.
troops had not defeated them, they
had kept the Federals away from the city.
Sherman decided to attack from the west.
Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard
Gen. John B. Hood
Army of the Tennessee
two corps of Army of Tennessee
Sherman ordered the Army of the Tennessee, commanded by
Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, to move from the left
wing to the right and cut Hood’s last railroad supply line between East Point
foresaw such a maneuver and determined to send the two corps of
Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee and
Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart to
intercept and destroy the Union force.
On the afternoon of July 28th, the Confederates
attacked Howard's forces at Ezra Church.
anticipated such a thrust and entrenched one of his corps in the Confederates’
Although , and repulsed the determined attack,
inflicting numerous casualties. Howard, however, failed to cut the railroad.
[Battlefield Lost Integrity]
1 National Park
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outcome of a campaign
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outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.