1864 – The destruction of Atlanta begins


On November 12, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman orders the business district of Atlanta, Georgia, destroyed before he embarks on his famous March to the Sea. When Sherman captured Atlanta in early September 1864, he knew that he could not remain there for long. His tenuous …read more

The destruction of Atlanta begins

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Article Title

The destruction of Atlanta begins

AuthorHistory.com Editors

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HISTORY

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-destruction-of-atlanta-begins

Access Date

November 11, 2022

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A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

November 10, 2020

Original Published Date

November 13, 2009