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While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864, and Sherman initially tried to outflank the Confederates. His men endured heavy rains, artillery duels, sniping, and a fierce battle at Kolb's Farm before Sherman decided to directly attack Johnston's position on June 27. Kennesaw Mountain tells the story of an important phase of the Atlanta campaign.

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"Hess (The Civil War in the West) relates in exacting detail a grueling stop along General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. The book focuses on the Kennesaw Mountain area, beginning with a battle at Kolb's Farm, through a harrowing day of fighting on June 27, 1864, and on to a flanking maneuver that finally convinced Sherman and General Johnston, the Rebel commander, to step back from what seemed like a two-week-long stalemate. Hess supports his assertion that the earthworks of Johnston's Rebel forces were instrumental in slowing Sherman down, and while it couldn't be called a victory for either side (the Union counted 3,000 'killed, wounded, and missing,' and the Confederates tallied 700 casualties), the superior works of the Rebels were impressive — even Union commanders acknowledged it. The Kennesaw engagement can be seen as a textbook example of the importance of earthworks, and Hess describes the whole scenario in enough detail that it's easy to see why they were so vital. With plenty of maps and primary sources — including diaries, letters, and dispatches — readers will be engrossed by the personal story of these soldiers. Civil War buffs and those interested in military history will take to this gripping account. 25 illus., 21 maps, 1 table." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Earl J. Hess is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in history at Lincoln Memorial University and has written many books, including The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469602110
Author:
Hess, Earl J.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Kennesaw Mountain
Subject:
William T. Sherman
Subject:
Joseph E. Johnston
Subject:
Atlanta Campaign
Subject:
Kolb s Farm
Subject:
Attack of June 27, 1864
Subject:
column tactical formations in Civil War
Subject:
Cheatham s Hill
Subject:
Pigeon Hill
Subject:
Little Kennesaw Mountain
Subject:
Big Kennesaw Mountain
Subject:
J.A.J. Lightburn
Subject:
Charles Walcutt
Subject:
Giles A. Smith
Subject:
Morgan L. Smith
Subject:
John Newton
Subject:
Oliver Otis Howard
Subject:
George D. Wagner
Subject:
Charles Harker
Subject:
Nathan Kimball
Subject:
John G. Mitchell
Subject:
Dan McCook
Subject:
Jefferson C. Davis
Subject:
earl hess
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
Kol
Subject:
b s Farm
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 352 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9781469602110 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hess (The Civil War in the West) relates in exacting detail a grueling stop along General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. The book focuses on the Kennesaw Mountain area, beginning with a battle at Kolb's Farm, through a harrowing day of fighting on June 27, 1864, and on to a flanking maneuver that finally convinced Sherman and General Johnston, the Rebel commander, to step back from what seemed like a two-week-long stalemate. Hess supports his assertion that the earthworks of Johnston's Rebel forces were instrumental in slowing Sherman down, and while it couldn't be called a victory for either side (the Union counted 3,000 'killed, wounded, and missing,' and the Confederates tallied 700 casualties), the superior works of the Rebels were impressive — even Union commanders acknowledged it. The Kennesaw engagement can be seen as a textbook example of the importance of earthworks, and Hess describes the whole scenario in enough detail that it's easy to see why they were so vital. With plenty of maps and primary sources — including diaries, letters, and dispatches — readers will be engrossed by the personal story of these soldiers. Civil War buffs and those interested in military history will take to this gripping account. 25 illus., 21 maps, 1 table." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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