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After normal William Tecumseh Sherman took Atlanta in September 1864, basic John B. Hood's military of Tennessee regrouped outdoor the town and countered the grouped outdoors town and countered the Federals via attacking northwest, towards Chattanooga. Rebuffed at Allatoona, Hood withdrew into Alabama as Sherman initiated his grand method: Leaving normal George H. Thomas in Tennessee to accommodate Hood, Sherman led his forces from Atlanta on a march southeastward to the ocean.

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