battle of Atlanta

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Noun1.battle of Atlanta - a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
Atlanta, capital of Georgia - state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War