#73 Through the Swamp Grey Embers, Georgia July 21, 1864


Grey Embers, Ga. July 21, 1864

NORTHERN ARMY DRAWS NEAR ATLANTA

Through the thick Georgia swamp, Northern invaders continue coming dangerously close to Atlanta. The swampland and its hazards have slowed up their progress, but the Union Army never ceases its forward movement toward the city. The soldiers are unfamiliar with Georgia terrain and have found the swamp to be very perilous. Troops have to be constantly on the lookout for quicksand which swallows up its victims without any warning. Alligators lurk silently in the swamp and can snap off a man's leg in seconds, as he passes by. Having spirit and determination, the Northern troops press harder as they fight nature. The goal of Atlanta is etched in their minds and the soldiers would not quit until they've reached the city.