150 Years Ago Today: August 7, 1864

August 7th, 1864:
     On the morning of the seventh, the Federals again began to advance on the entrenched Confederates south of Utoy Creek.  They encountered no resistance and found the Confederate works empty.  Bate’s Division was withdrawn from the lines overnight and took their place in the line of defensive works, that stretched from the defensive perimeter around Atlanta, to the southwest in order to protect the railroads in East Point.     Bate’s takes his place between Clayton’s Division on his right (north) and Clerburne’s Division to his left (south). 
     Sherman, who is displeased with the failure of the movement toward East Point, decides to lay siege to Atlanta and will do his best to run the Confederates out of the city.  He begins to shell the city and considers the city itself as a military target even though there are still civilians within the city.  Many have evacuated, but several thousand have no where to go or have decided to wait it out. 

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Author: Clint Brownlee

My name is Clint Brownlee and I am a Photographer in Woodstock, Georgia with over 20 years of photographic experience in many different aspects of photography. I have photographed everything from weddings, special events and portraits to published materials, but my passion has always been Fine Art and Nature Photography. I have had a several shows at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and The Roswell Visual Arts Center in Roswell, Georgia. I now sell through my website: www.clintbrownleephotography.com

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