#66 Victim of the War Resaca, Georgia May 15, 1864

Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864


Southern troops met with disastrous results when they tried to defend the town of Resaca, this morning. Young Southern soldiers were the only available help that could be rushed to General Johnston. Fighting against General Sherman's tough soldiers, the inexperienced Confederate division was crushed. For the young fighters, many of whom had just joined up and were still in their teens, the battle was over before it began. Completely defenseless in the rain of bullets, the Confederates were cut down unmercifully. Surrender was the only way for them to survive, but the Southern boys fought bravely on. The Northern soldiers wrecked Resaca and moved onward to meet further Confederate opposition.