Bandy Heritage Center

The Atlanta Campaign through Northwest Georgia

The Atlanta Campaign driving tour traces the route traveled by the Union and Confederate armies as General William Tecumseh Sherman advanced towards Atlanta during the spring and summer of 1864. The tour is divided into three sections. The first covers the opening moves of the campaign, the confrontation between Sherman and Joseph Johnston's Army of Tennessee at Resaca, and the maneuvering by both armies near the Etowah River. The second section concentrates on the stalemate in the hills and valleys of Paulding County as the armies faced each other along the Dallas-New Hope Church-Pickett's Mill line. The third and final section details Sherman's costly failure to break the Confederate line at Kennesaw Mountain.