During May 14-15, 1864, the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca, Georgia. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army of 55,000 soldiers had fallen back from Dalton and had occupied the strong defensive fortifications around the town. In hot pursuit and now directly facing them across the breastworks was the 110,000-strong Federal army under the command of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. For two days, unrelenting attacks and counter-attacks took place all along the length of the lines, with neither side gaining an advantage.
The reenactment is held on the historic Chitwood Farm, a 650-acre section of the original battlefield. This farm hosted some of the heaviest fighting during the conflict. Also evident within the property are the original Federal and Confederate entrenchments and the 1864 Western & Atlantic Railroad line located close to the present day camps and fields of battle.
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