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Noun: Atlanta  at'lan-tu
  1. State capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial centre of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
    - capital of Georgia
  2. A siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
    - battle of Atlanta

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege, state capital

Part of: American Civil War, Empire State of the South, GA, Ga., Georgia, Peach State, United States Civil War, War between the States

Encyclopedia: Atlanta, MI