The Civil War – Fighting in Georgia/The Start of the Atlanta Campaign

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The Battle of Resaca, about 75 miles northwest of Atlanta, was the first major battle of the Atlanta campaign. Resaca was particularly important because of the railroad.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides the prelude and description of the battle. “Following its November 1863 defeat at Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Confederate Army of Tennessee retreated thirty miles to the southeast and encamped in