The Atlanta campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.
Johnston's Army of Tennessee withdrew toward Atlanta in the face of successive flanking maneuvers by Sherman's group of armies. In July, the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, replaced Johnston with the more aggressive General John Bell Hood, who began challenging the Union Army in a series of costly frontal assaults. Hood's army was eventually besieged in Atlanta and the city fell on September 2, setting the stage for Sherman's March to the Sea and hastening the end of the war.
The "Atlanta Campaign" lecture, presented by Michael Shaffer (Civil War writer and lecturer) is part of Barrington Hall's popular Wednesday Evening Lecture series. The lecture is from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and will held in the barn activity room of Barrington Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The suggested admission is $5.00. Advance reservations are not required but are appreciated. Barrington Hall is located at 535 Barrington Dr. in Roswell, GA 30075. Call 770-640-3855 to ask questions or reserve your seat.