General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance

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What was the primary difference between Union and Confederate troops in the western theatre in the spring of 1864?

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1. Why did General William T. Sherman want to capture Atlanta?

2. What was slightly unusual about General William T. Sherman's pattern of attack and movement during the march to Atlanta?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo focuses on the significance of General Sherman's Atlanta campaign during the Civil War and its effect on the Union. You will be tested on the details of Sherman's plan for capturing Atlanta.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Union and Confederate generals involved in the Atlanta campaign
  • Sherman's plan to capture Atlanta
  • How Sherman's victory affected the North
  • Sherman's pattern of attack and movement during the march to Atlanta

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Civil War lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the Confederate generals during the Atlanta campaign and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how the Union and the Confederacy viewed General Sherman's Atlanta campaign

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace General Sherman's march through Georgia to Atlanta
  • Understand the significance of the Atlanta campaign in presidential politics
  • Differentiate between Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John Bell Hood
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