On this day in history: Sep 01
Atlanta falls to General Sherman
On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia, a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates retreat, destroying the city's munitions as they go. On 15 November of that year, Sherman's troops burned much of the city before continuing their march through the South. Sherman's Atlanta campaign was...