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Document for Today, July 22nd:
"McPherson, General. Scene of his death, ca. 1862 - ca. 1865"


"McPherson, General. Scene of his death, ca. 1862 - ca. 1865"; Series: Selected Views from "Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign" by George N. Barnard, Photographer, 1862 - 1865 (National Archives Identifier: 533408); Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, 1860 - 1952; Record Group 165; National Archives.

Union General James B. McPherson was shot and killed at this spot on July 22nd, 1864, during the Battle of Atlanta. Fought on the outskirts of the city between Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman and Confederates under General John Bell Hood, the battle preceded a siege after which Atlanta would fall to the Union.

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