#67 Deadly Duel New Hope Church, Georgia May 25, 1864

New Hope Church, Ga. May 25, 1864


The sky opened up and nature roared viciously as thunder and lightning crashed over the battlefield at New Hope today. The storm held up the fighting and allowed both sides to gain much needed rest. The two Armies had been fighting for four days, with neither side making any important gains. When the storm struck, General Hooker's men had just started attacking the Confederate soldiers with vengeance. The men from the South were entrenched in a thicket and hoped to repel the invaders from there. A victory for the Union at New Hope would make things a lot easier for General Sherman if he plans to march all the way to Atlanta. Reinforcements are reported on their way to General Hooker and the Confederates may be forced to retreat.