Battle of Dallas

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Battle of Dallas
New Hope Church, Pumpkinvine Creek
Began:

May 28, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Paulding County, Georgia

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Atlanta Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Military Division of
the Mississippi

Army of Tennessee

Commanders

William T. Sherman
Major General, USA

Joseph E. Johnston
General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

2,400

3,000

  

Johnston's army fell back from the vicinity of Cassville-Kinston, first to Allatoona Pass and then to the Dallas area and entrenched. Sherman's army tested the Rebel line while entrenching themselves. The Battle of Dallas occurred on May 28 when Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Army of the Tennessee corps, to exploit any weakness or possible withdrawal. Fighting ensued at two different points, but the Rebels were repulsed, suffering high casualties. Sherman continued looking for a way around Johnston's line, and, on June 1, his cavalry occupied Allatoona Pass, which had a railroad and would allow his men and supplies to reach him by train. Sherman abandoned his lines at Dallas on June 5 and moved toward the railhead at Allatoona Pass forcing Johnston to follow soon afterwards. (NPS summary)

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