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Stopped at New Hope Church on Gen. Joseph Johnston's left flank on May 25-26, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman attacked Johnston's right at Pickett's Mill on May 27. The next day, Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s corps probed the Union defenses, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s XV Corps and Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge's XVI Corps, both entrenched near Dallas on Sherman's right. Light skirmishing devolved into heavy fighting, with each side pouring more men into the fight. The Rebels were eventually repulsed, though both sides suffered heavy casualties. Both armies remained around Dallas and skirmished heavily for three days. Sherman, looking to outmaneuver Johnston again and resupply his army, left the area on June 1 and moved his army back to the Western and Atlantic Railroad. For the rest of June, the armies fought a series of skirmishes around Marietta, just 20 miles north of Atlanta.

Battle Facts

Result

Union Victory
COMMANDERS
Forces Engaged
120,000

Union

80,000

Confederate

40,000
Total Estimated Casualties
5,400

Union

379

Confederate

1,200