On November 15, 1864, Union forces led by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman burned nearly all of the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia. More than 3,000 buildings (including businesses, hospitals, homes, and schools) were destroyed. The Atlanta Campaign aimed to cut off Atlanta’s vital supply lines that provided Confederate troops with reinforcements, ammunition, and goods such as clothes, first-aid medicines, and equipment.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry city Noun
large settlement with a high population density.
having a very bad reputation.
very large or heavy.
place on a body of water where ships can tie up or dock and load and unload cargo.
Encyclopedic Entry: port Union Adjective
having to do with states supporting the United States (north) during the U.S. Civil War.
necessary or very important.