On May 1, 1864, U. S. General William Sherman’s army, numbering 100,000 well supplied men, left Chattanooga, its goal being the capture of Atlanta, 120 miles to the southeast. Opposing Sherman was Confederate States General Joseph Johnston’s 45,000 man outgunned, underfed Army of Tennessee. This lecture explains how Sherman accomplished his goal, but not before having to overcome stout Southern resistance.