Definition of Battle of atlanta
1. Noun. A siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864.
Generic synonyms: Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege
Group relationships: American Civil War, United States Civil War, War Between The States
Geographical relationships: Atlanta, Capital Of Georgia
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Literary usage of Battle of atlanta
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1. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1899)
"The chief feature of the battle of Atlanta, which was fought within two and one-half miles of the city, was a vigorous and skilful attack ..."
2. Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, Major-general, United States Army by Oliver Otis Howard (1908)
"AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF OLIVER OTIS HOWARD MAJOR GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMT CHAPTER XXXV battle of atlanta fT was observed at the dawn of July 21, 1864, ..."
3. Under Both Flags: A Panorama of the Great Civil War, as Represented in Story by George Morley Vickers (1896)
"This article has only to do with the struggle for Atlanta, and the battle known as " the battle of Atlanta," fought July 22, 1864. ..."
4. Two Wars: an Autobiography of General Samuel G. French ...: Mexican War; War by Samuel Gibbs French (1901)
"... Command—Johnston's Policy versus Hood's—Battle of Peachtree Creek—We Occupy Atlanta Battle of Atlanta—SD Lee Assigned to Command of Hood's Corps—Gen. ..."
5. The Twelve Decisive Battles of the War: A History of the Easternand Western by William Swinton (1871)
"... and well-fought campaign, the unchallenged mastery of all North Georgia between the Tennessee and the Chattahoochie. n. battle of atlanta. ..."
6. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War by Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buel (1888)
"... The Battle of Atlanta, July 22d, (James E. Taylor)—Recapture from the Confederates of De Gross's Battery (two cuts), from the Panorama of Atlanta. ..."
7. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"On July 22nd began the general engagement known as the battle of Atlanta in which Hood's losses reached eight thousand and Sherman's less than half that ..."
8. The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans ...by John Howard Brown by John Howard Brown (1904)
"He formed a line of battle facing the north at the extreme left of Sherman's army, and on the morning of July 24 the battle of Atlanta opened and the next ..."