What is the distance from Atlanta Georgia to Chattanooga Tennessee?
MapQuest give it 117.99 miles.
Chattanooga, Tennessee was a key railhead and control of the city was considered a major part of the Union's campaign to dominate the Confederate state of Tennessee. Holding Chattanooga and breaking the siege around it by Confederate Major General Braxton Bragg, would lead the way into Georgia and the pivotal City of Atlanta, Georgia. In the Fall of 1863, Union General Rosencrans had just been defeated by General Bragg at the Battle of Chickamauga, and…
470 miles taking this route: Take I-75 NORTH (towards ATLANTA), from Macon, to I-24 WEST to NASHVILLE off EXIT 2 in TENNESSEE. To bypass ATLANTA, GA, take I-285 WEST ATLANTA BYPASS (EXIT 238B off I-75 in GEORGIA to get onto I-285 WEST BYPASS to CHATTANOOGA ; EXIT 20 off I-285 to continue on I-75 NORTH to CHATTANOOGA). Take I-24 WEST to Paducah.
The best way to go to Cheyenne, Wyoming from Atlanta, Georgia is to fly by airplane. If you are driving by car, take I75 north out of Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where you take I24, then I57, the I64 to St. Louis, Missouri. Then take I70 to Kansas City, Missouri, and I29 north to I80 in Nebraska. Go west on I80 to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Sherman to move from Chattanooga into Georgia and capture Atlanta Or more correctly, to destroy the Army of Tennessee. When Sherman failed to do this, he captured Atlanta instead, as a big, visible gesture that would impress the North and help Lincoln to win the election. (The Army of Tennessee escaped and headed North to take on George Thomas at Nashville, where it came to grief.)
175 miles taking this route: Take I-85 NORTH from Montgomery to I-75 NORTH to CHATTANOOGA via I-285 ATLANTA BYPASS - NORTH (EXIT 68 off I-85 in GEORGIA to get onto I-285, follow signs to I-285 NORTH to CHATTANOOGA ; EXIT 20 off I-285 to get onto I-75, follow signs to I-75 NORTH to CHATTANOOGA). Take I-75 NORTH to Marietta.