31 August – 2 September

The Battle of Jonesborough (modern name Jonesboro) was fought August 31–September 2 (incorporating the fall of Atlanta), 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War.

Two Union armies led by General. William T. Sherman manoeuvred to draw the Army of Tennessee (led by John Bell Hood) away from their defences at Atlanta, Georgia, where it could be destroyed. Although Hood’s army was not destroyed, the city of Atlanta was abandoned and then occupied by Union troops for the rest of the war. The fall of Atlanta had far-reaching political as well as military effects on the course of the war.