The Union Army had 34, 863 soldiers, while the Confederate Army had 40,438. Casualties were 3641 for the North and 5,500 for the South, in one day. This is something I just can't even imagine. So many lives lost. Where did they put all the bodies? I know there is a small mass grave in Riverview Cemetery. though I have not been able to get the exact story for it. Why put them in a mass grave? I guess they were lucky to at least have their names to put on stones.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Battle of Atlanta
************ The Battle of Atlanta took place on July 22, 1864, but the city did not finally fall until September. It would be a Union victory. The leaders for this battle included: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Maj. Gen. James B.McPHerson for the North. Maj. Gen. McPherson was killed in this battle. And Lt.General John B. Hood for the South.