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The Overland and the Atlanta Campaigns Begin

The Wilderness

In early May, 1864, Union forces commenced major campaigns in both Virginia and north Georgia.  The Army of the Potomac was stopped in fighting in the Wilderness, but moved southward and faced Robert E. Lee’s army at Spotsylvania, while in Georgia, William T. Sherman maneuvered Joseph Johnston’s Confederate army out of its positions at Dalton.

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