THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA—150 YEARS LATER
THE CIVIL WAR ISSUE
For eight hours on the blazing day of July 22, 1864, 74,000 young men fought on the rolling terrain of southeast Atlanta. As the cannon smoke cleared and each side retreated, the four-mile-long field of combat held the bodies of more than 12,000 dead or wounded soldiers.
Read more from deputy editor Rebecca Burns about how the events of war shaped Atlanta