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These steel engravings are from the History of the War for the Union. One of them is hand-colored. They depict the attack at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia. The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge began on May 7, 1864, in Whitfield County, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The Union army was led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, the Confederate army of Tennessee by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Steep cliffs give way to a high gap called Mill Creek which locals refer to as "Buzzards Roost" and Sherman as "The doors of death." This was the site chosen by the Confederates to stop the Union army. The battle lasted 7 days. The Union victory resulted in the Confederates being forced off of the ridge.
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