Atlanta: Prize of War

Atlanta: Prize of War

Retracing the Atlanta Campaign, Part I

Welcome! This is the first in a series of educational podcasts by ATLsherpa that focus on the Atlanta Campaign. Free subscribers can access about 30% of each podcast. Paid subscribers can access each podcast in its entirety. They can also participate in (contribute to) the discussions, which appears at the end of each podcast.

Exploring Atlanta is a podcast & newsletter for those interested in getting to know Atlanta on a deeper level. My mission is to help you connect with Atlanta’s past, present, and future. In addition to the Substack app, this podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcast. Stay curious and keep exploring!

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The Atlanta Campaign



The Atlanta Campaign was a major military operation during the American Civil War that took place from May to September 1864. The operation involved dozens of battles and other military activity that occurred between Chattanooga and Atlanta. This podcast series will focus on the major battles, which are listed chronologically below.

"So Atlanta is ours and fairly won."

— General William T. Sherman, September 3, 1864 —

The campaign aimed to capture the city of Atlanta, which was a crucial transportation hub for the Confederacy. The Union forces, led by General William T. Sherman, engaged in a series of battles and maneuvers against the Confederate Army of Tennessee, led by General Joseph E. Johnston. Ultimately, the campaign was a significant Union victory, as they were able to capture Atlanta and deal a significant blow to the Confederacy's war effort.

Atlanta — Prize of War. Historical marker at top of Kennesaw Mountain, with the City of Atlanta on the horizon. Photo by ATLsherpa.

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