Other Names: New Hope Church, Pumpkinvine Creek
Location: Paulding County
Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)
Date(s): May 26-June
1, 1864 (May
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman
[US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS]
Forces Engaged: Military Division of Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 5,400 total (US 2,400; CS 3,000)
Description: Johnstonís army fell back from the
vicinity of Cassville-Kinston, first to Allatoona Pass and then to the Dallas area and entrenched. Shermanís army tested the Rebel line
while entrenching themselves. The Battle of Dallas occurred on May 28 when Lt.
Gen. William J. Hardeeís corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj.
Gen. John A. Loganís 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 Johnstonís 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.
Result(s): Union victory
CWSAC Reference #: GA011
Preservation Priority: IV.1 (Class C)