BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA: Grant ordered his troops south so as to bypass Lee's position in this Virginia battle. This was the first ever battle between Grant and Lee, and a costly victory for Lee
BATTLE OF ATLANTA: Hood was forced to abandon his defense in order to avoid entrapment by the North. On September 2nd, Sherman marches into Atlanta and evicts citizens from their homes. On November 15th, he leaves the city and burns it to the ground.
BATTLE OF FRANKLIN: It was not a good day for the South as General Schofield withdraws his troops, under the cover of darkness, towards Nashville.