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The Battle of Resaca


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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. Johnston and William T. Sherman as army field commanders. The two-day battle of Resaca proved to be an experience for Sherman that would cause him to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the campaign that followed.

Eventually, Yankees would capture Atlanta in September, and the timing of Atlanta's fall would have a profound political impact on the reelection of an American president and subsequently, the outcome of the war.

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The battle of Resaca, the opening battle of the Atlanta Campaign during the American Civil War, has received minimal attention from scholars and historians even though it had a profound impact on the direction of the war. This two-day battle in May of 1864 led to General Sherman's strategy shift which ultimately resulted in the capture of Atlanta and the result of the war. This book by Secrist, author of Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta, gives full attention to the battle of Resaca offering those with an interest in American Civil War history a complete representation of this important battle. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Secrist, Philip L.
Mercer University Press
United States - Civil War
Military - United States
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864
US History-1800 to Civil War
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8.90x5.90x.50 in. .45 lbs.

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