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Refugees Flee Atlanta in the Summer of 1864
As Sherman's armies began to threaten the rail lines into Atlanta terrified women, children and old men abandonded their dug out bomb shelters, piled what belongings they could onto south bound trains and prayed they survived the federal bombardment. Those who remined despite federal efforts were forced from their homes after the surrender of the city. These refugees were taken by wagon to "Rough and Ready Tavern" [near the present Hartsfield Airport and Ford assembly plant] and turned over to the care of Confederate authorities. Those who did not family or friends to turn to were placed in refugee camps by the government.