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Resaca - May 14, 1864 - Evening

Resaca - May 14, 1864 - Evening Battle Map
Resaca - May 14, 1864 - Evening (June 2020) American Battlefield Trust

American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Resaca on May 14, 1864 (Evening)

After repulsing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s attacks along Camp Creek, Gen. Joesph Johnston learned that the Federal left flank was in the air. Seizing the opportunity, Johnston ordered Lt. Gen. John B. Hood to attack the Yankees there with two divisions. The attack was successful at first, driving in left of Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard’s IV Corps. A six-gun battery under Capt. Peter Simonson posted on the Dalton Road (modern U.S. Route 41) kept the Confederates at bay long enough for Brig. Gen. Alpheus Williams’ division of the XX Corps to arrive and drive Hoods’s men back to their trenches.

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Resaca, GA | May 13, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties
5,547
Union
2,747
Confed.
2,800