THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN SUMMARY

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THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS:
MAY 1, 1864 - SEPTEMBER 8, 1864

May 1, 1864 Skirmish at Stone Church.
May 2 Skirmish at Lee's Cross-Roads, near Tunnel Hill.
  Skirmish near Ringgold Gap.
May 3, 1864 Skirmish at Catoosa Springs.
  Skirmish at Red Clay.
  Skirmish at Chickamauga Creek.
May 4, 1864 Maj. Gen. Frank P. Blair, jr., assumes command of the Seventeenth Army Corps
  Skirmish on the Varnell's Station Road.
May 5, 1864 Skirmish near Tunnel Hill.
May 6-7, 1864 Skirmishes at Tunnel Hill.
May 7, 1864 Skirmish at Varnell's Station.
  Skirmish near Nickajack Gap.
May 8-11, 1864 Demonstration against Rocky Face Ridge, with combats at Buzzard Roost or Mill Creek Gap, and Dug Gap.
May 8-13, 1864 Demonstration against Resaca, with combats at Snake Creek Gap, Sugar Valley, and near Resaca.
May 9-13, 1864 Demonstration against Dalton, with combats near Varnell's Station (9th and 12th) and at Dalton (13th).
May 13, 1864 Skirmish at Tilton.
May 14-15, 1864 Battle of Resaca.
May 15, 1864 Skirmish at Armuchee Creek.
  Skirmish near Rome.
May 16, 1864 Skirmish near Calhoun.
  Action at Rome (or Parker's) Cross-Roads.
  Skirmish at Floyd's Spring.
May 17, 1864 Engagement at Adairsville.
  Action at Rome.
  Affair at Madison Station, Ala.
May 18, 1864 Skirmish at Pine Log Creek.
May 18-19, 1864 Combats near Kingston.
  Combats near Cassville.
May 20, 1864 Skirmish at Etowah River, near Cartersville.
May 23, 1864 Action at Stilesborough.
May 24, 1864 Skirmishes at Cass Station and Cassville. Skirmish at Burnt Hickory (or Huntsville).
  Skirmish near Dallas.
May 25-June 5, 1864 Operations on the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek, with combats at New Hope Church, Pickett's Mills, and other points.
May 26-June 1, 1864 Combats at and about Dallas.
May 27, 1864 Skirmish at Pond Springs, Ala.
May 29, 1864 Action at Moulton, Ala.
June 9, 1864 Skirmishes near Big Shanty and near Stilesborough.
June 10, 1864 Skirmish at Calhoun.
June10-July 3, 1864 Operations about Marietta, with combats at Pine Hill, Lost Mountain, Brush Mountain, Gilgal Church, Noonday Creek, McAfee's Cross-Roads, Kenesaw Mountain, Powder Springs, Cheney's Farm, Kolb's Farm, Olley's Creek, Nicka-jack Creek, Noyes' Creek, and other points.
June 24, 1864. Action at La Fayette.
July 4, 1864. Skirmishes at Ruff's Mill, Neal Dow Station, and Rottenwood Creek.
July 5-17, 1864. Operations on the line of the Chattahoochee River, with skirmishes at Howell's, Turner's, and Pace's Ferries, Isham's Ford, and other points.
July 10-22, 1864. Rousseau's raid from Decatur, Ala., to the West Point and Montgomery Railroad, with skirmishes near Coosa River (13th), near Greenpoint and at Ten Island Ford (14th), near Auburn and near Chehaw (18th).
July 18, 1864. Skirmish at Buck Head.
  General John B. Hood, C. S. Army, supersedes General Joseph E. Johnston in command of the Army of Tennessee.
July 19, l864 Skirmishes on Peach Tree Creek.
July 20, 1864. Battle of Peach Tree Creek.
July 21, 1864. Engagement at Bald (or Leggett's) Hill.
July 22, 1864 Battle of Atlanta.
  Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, U.S. Army, succeeds Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson in command of the Army of the Tennessee.
July 22-24, 1864. Garrard's raid to Covington.
July 23, 1864. Brig. Gen. Morgan L. Smith, U.S. Army, in temporary command of the Fifteenth Army Corps.
July 23-Aug. 25, 1864 Operations about Atlanta, including battle of Ezra Church (July 28), assault at Utoy Creek (Aug. 6), and other combats.
July 24, 1864. -Skirmish near Cartersville.
July 27, 1864. Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Army of the Tennessee.
  Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, U.S. Army, resumes command of the Fifteenth Army Corps.
  Maj. Gen. David S. Stanley, U.S. Army, succeeds Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard in command of the Fourth Army Corps.
  Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, U.S. Army, succeeds Maj. Gen.
  Joseph Hooker in temporary command of the Twentieth Army Corps.
July 27-31, 1864. McCook's raid on the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western Railroads, with skirmishes near Campbellton (28th), near Lovejoy's Station (29th), at Clear Creek (30th), and action near Newnan (30th).
  Garrard's raid to South River, with skirmishes at Snapfinger Creek (27th), Flat Rock Bridge and Lithonia (28th).
July 27-Aug. 6, 1864. Stoneman's raid to Macon, with combats at Macon and Clinton (July 30), Hillsborough (July 30-31), Mulberry Creek and Jug Tavern (August 8).
July 30, 1864. Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum, U.S. Army, assigned to the command of the Twentieth Army Corps.
Aug. 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson, U.S. Army, succeeds Maj. Gen. John M. Palmer in temporary command of the Fourteenth Army Corps.
Aug. 9, 1864. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, U.S. Army, assigned to the command of the Fourteenth Army Corps.
Aug. 10-Sept. 9, 1864. Wheeler's raid to North Georgia and East Tennessee, with combats at Dalton (August 14-15) and other points.
Aug. 15, 1864. Skirmishes at Sandtown and Fairburn.
Aug. 18-22, 1864. Kilpatrick's raid from Sandtown to Lovejoy's Station, with combats at Camp Creek (18th), Red Oak (19th), Flint River (19th), Jonesborough (19th), and Lovejoy's Station (20th).
Aug. 22, 1864. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Fourteenth Army Corps
Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 1864. Operations at the Chattahoochee railroad bridge and at Pace's and Turner's Ferries, with skirmishes.
Aug. 27, 1864 Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Twentieth Army Corps.
Aug. 29, 1864 Skirmish near Red Oak.
Aug. 30, 1864. Skirmish near East Point.
  Action at Flint River Bridge.
Aug. 31, 1864. Skirmish near Rough and Ready Station.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864. Battle of Jonesborough.
Sept. 2, 1864. Union occupation of Atlanta.
Sept. 2-5, 1864. Actions at Lovejoy's Station.

SOURCE: OFFICIAL RECORDS, SERIES I, VOLUME XXXVIII/1 [S# 72]

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