June 9-July 3, 1864
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
Atlanta Campaign 
Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
Military Division of the
Army of Tennessee
During the Atlanta Campaign, instead of frontally
attacking Johnston’s army which would
cause too many casualties, Sherman usually
attempted to maneuver the enemy out of defensive positions.
found Johnston entrenched in the Marietta area on June 9th, he began extending
his lines beyond the Confederate lines
This caused some Confederate forces to withdraw to
On June 18-19th,
Johnston withdrew to an arc-shaped position centered on Kennesaw
some unsuccessful attacks on this position but eventually extended the line on
his right and forced Johnston to
withdrawal from the Marietta area on July 2-3rd.
This engagement includes other battles: Pine
Hill, Pine Mountain, Gilgal Creek, Noonday Creek, and Ruff’s Mill.
1 National Park
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3 Casualties are
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