||New Hope Church, Pumpkinvine Creek
||Atlanta Campaign (1864)
||May 26-June 1, 1864 (May 28, 1864)
||Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman [US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS]
||Military Division of Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
||5,400 total (US 2,400; CS 3,000)
||Johnston’s army fell back from the vicinity of Cassville-Kinston, first to Allatoona Pass and then to the
Dallas area and entrenched. Sherman’s army tested the Rebel line while entrenching themselves. The Battle of Dallas
occurred on May 28 when Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen.
John A. Logan’s Army of the Tennessee corps, to exploit any weakness or possible withdrawal. Fighting ensued at
two different points, but the Rebels were repulsed, suffering high casualties. Sherman continued looking for a way
around Johnston’s line, and, on June 1, his cavalry occupied Allatoona Pass, which had a railroad and would allow
his men and supplies to reach him by train. Sherman abandoned his lines at Dallas on June 5 and moved toward the
railhead at Allatoona Pass forcing Johnston to follow soon afterwards.