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.

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.

Battle of Nashville

***** Yet another battle etched forever into the stone of the Civil War Chapel at Riverview Cemetery is The Battle of Nashville. The Battle of Nashville was a two day battle. The Union troops were lead by Major General George H. Thomas: And the Confederate forces were lead by Lt. General John Bell Hood:

It was fought on Dec 15-16, 1864. There were 55,000 soldiers for the North and 30,000 for the South. This became a Union victory. Losses for the North were relatively small at 387 killed, while the South lost over 1500, and more than 4000 were missing or captured. It was one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army.