Atlanta & Shermans march to the sea

by:Lauren Thomas, Riley Hogan, Alivia Auer&Stephanie Nichols

Why was the battle of Atlanta & Sherman's march to the sea fought?

The battle of Atlanta & Sherman's march to the sea was fought because the Union wanted to frighten Georgia's civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause. This battle happened on November 15, 1864 to December 21, 1864. Watch this video for a better understanding The battle of Atlanta & Sherman's march to the sea.



http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history/videos/sherman-and-the-burning-of-atlanta

Which side attacked first?

The Yankees (north) attacked the confederates (south) first.

What were the effects for both sides after The Battle of Atlanta & Sherman's march to sea was over?

The effects for both sides after The battle of Atlanta and Sherman's march to the sea was the South hurt southern morale and made it impossible for the Confederates to fight at full capacity, and the North gained power and bragging rights.

How many people got hurt or died in The Battle of Atlanta & Sherman's march to sea?

650 Confederate soldiers and 62 Yankee casualties occured during this time of battle.