Marietta, GA

Date(s): June 9-July 3, 1864

Location: Please click on link below for map.

Marietta, Georgia, United States

Campaign(s): Atlanta Campaign [1864]

Battles in Campaign:

Situation:

Commanders:

  • Union: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

  • Confederate: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston

Principal Forces:

  • Union: Military Division of the Mississippi

  • Confederate: Army of Tennessee

Description:

  • 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.

  • When Sherman 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 new positions.

  • On June 18-19th, Johnston withdrew to an arc-shaped position centered on Kennesaw Mountain.

  • Sherman made 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.

Slide Presentation: None

Classification2: B

Casualties3: Unknown

  • Union:

  • Confederate:

Results: Union Victory

Battlefield Websites: 

Lodging and Restaurants: Georgia Tourism

Recommended Resources:


1 National Park Service summary.

2 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

3 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.

Revised 03/10/2012