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The Civil War: 1864 Attack on Atlanta

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 10, 2011

In 1864, the city of Atlanta fell after a four-month siege by Union troops.  Union General William Sherman would later issue an order to burn Atlanta to the ground, sparing only its churches and hospitals.
 
Historian Bob Davis talks about the attack and how the city was reborn at the Atlanta Cyclorama Museum.

Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 1:18pm (ET)

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