Most motorists heading down I-75 note Lake Alatoona in passing at about exit 283. You are less than 30 miles from Atlanta at this point, and don’t you think General Johnston wasn’t aware of this. Sherman’s army executed another flanking move from Cassville, and Johnston was forced to withdraw and backtrack yet again to keep his army between Sherman and the city. And don’t think that the citizens of Atlanta weren’t vocal about this. The Atlanta papers screamed ever more loudly for ACTION!!!