On this day in the Civil War, General Hood’s Confederate army attacks the Federal army commanded by General Oliver O. Howard.

The Battle occurs near Jonesboro, Georgia, with the Confederates taking 10 times the number of casualties as Federal troops.

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Oliver O. Howard

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

 

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