#71 No Escape Whistle Falls, Georgia July 16, 1864


Whistle Falls, Ga. July 16, 1864

UNION FORCES MOVE THROUGH GEORGIA

Alarm spreads through the city of Atlanta today, as Confederate scouts continue to report that the Northern forces are making their way toward the city. Small skirmishes have broken out 40 miles from Atlanta, as Southern troops are rallying to put a halt to the continual Northern advance. The general belief is that the Northern Army will slowly gather in strength as they plan their attack on the state capital. A reliable source has informed this newspaper that General John Hood will be put in command of the Confederate troops when the time comes to defend Atlanta. Other whispers about the city hint that a mass exodus of the citizens may take place, if the Northern Army continues its forward movement.