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Peach Tree Creek

July 20, 1864

Fulton County, Georgia

Weary of Johnston's pattern of retreat through Georgia, Jefferson Davis removed Johnston from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood. On July 20, 1864, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Despite catching the Federal off guard, Hood's sortie lacked coordination. Quick reacting Yankees were able to stave off their Confederate attackers and further secure their position in front of Atlanta.
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Battle of Peach Tree Creek (210 x 200)

Battle of Peach Tree Creek

Gen. John B. Hood, the newly appointed commander of the Army of Tennessee, launches an attack at Peach Tree Creek.

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The Atlanta Campaign: A Strategic Overview

Historian Stephen Davis provides an overview of the struggle for Northwest Georgia in the Summer of 1864.

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