The Atlanta campaign was one of the Civil War s most significant endeavors In War So Terrible authors James Lee McDonough and James Pickett Jones have written an extensive, highly readable new history, focusing our attention on the pivotal and fascinating events that led tot he downfall of the
Sherman s destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War was not a planned Union strategy, according to Webb Garrison, but the campaign made Atlanta a household name and sparked the city s growth toward world class significance Illustrated and indexed.
Following a skirmish on June 28, 1864, a truce is called so the North can remove their dead and wounded For two hours, Yankees and Rebels mingle, with some of the latter even assisting the former in their grisly work Newspapers are exchanged Northern coffee is swapped for Southern tobacco Yanks
In this engrossing work of history, Lee Kennett brilliantly brings General Sherman s 1864 invasion of Georgia to life by capturing the ground level experiences of the soldiers and civilians who witnesses the bloody campaign From the skirmish at Buzzard Roost Gap all the way to Savannah ten months
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps Part of Time Life Books popular series on the Civil War, this book covers the Atlanta Campaign of 1864,
The Battle of Ezra Church was one of the deadliest engagements in the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War and continues to be one of the least understood Both official and unofficial reports failed to illuminate the true bloodshed of the conflict one of every three engaged Confederates was killed
Sherman s 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta traces the principal routes and sites of battle used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120 day Atlanta Campaign Special care is given to locating and identifying local families living along this path of war in 1864, and through their letters,
The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E.
Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)
Following William T Sherman s capture of Chattanooga, the Union Army initiated a series of battles and operations that took it from the Tennessee border to the outskirts of Atlanta with bloody confrontations at places such as Resaca and New Hope Church Grant had ordered Sherman to penetrate the
In the 1840s, engineers blasted through 175 feet of earth and bedrock at Allatoona Pass, Georgia, to allow passage of the Western Atlantic Railroad Little than twenty years later, both the Union and Confederate armies fortified the hills and ridges surrounding the gorge to deny the other
One of the most dramatic and important battles ever to be waged on American soil, the Battle of Atlanta changed the course of the Civil War and helped decide a presidential election In the North, a growing peace movement and increasing criticism of President Abraham Lincoln s conduct of the war
The destruction of Atlanta is an iconic moment in American history it was the centerpiece of Gone with the Wind But though the epic sieges of Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Berlin have all been explored in bestselling books, the one great American example has been treated only cursorily in general
Called the greatest event of the Civil War by New York diarist George Templeton Strong, the epic struggle for the city of Atlanta in the bloody summer of 1864 was a pivotal moment in American history Union commander William Tecumseh Sherman s relentless fight for the city secured the reelection