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Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)

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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 enemy's interior and inflict "all the damage you can against their War resources," and from the first major engagement at Rocky Face Ridge to the bitter standoff at Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman proceeded to do just that.

This latest in the Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles offers a concise and easy-to-use introduction to Sherman's route, focusing on this first and most critical phase of the Atlanta campaign. The Guide to the Atlanta Campaign leads visitors to all of the pertinent sites—Dug Gap, Adairsville, Pickett's Mill, and more—to help them relive the experiences of battle-hardened troops on the ground. Authors Luvaas and Nelson show respect for both sides of the fighting, but especially convey Sherman's special genius in mastering the logistical challenges that confronted him, moving reinforcements and supplies, and directing diverse offensive actions over immense—and immensely hostile—territory.

Like previous guides in the series, this volume helps Civil War enthusiasts vividly envision the actual historical setting. It combines official histories and on-the-scene reports, orders, and letters from commanding officers, and it features specially drawn maps that depict the opposing armies and the terrain in which they fought. It also includes easy-to-follow drive-and-stop maps that guide visitors along and just off Interstate 75, with the stops arranged to present the most important phases of the campaign as it developed. And this book supersedes most previous guides by moving beyond battles to more broadly consider the overall campaign.

The guide culminates with the battle of Kennesaw Mountain (urban growth beyond that battlefield precludes a tour), and also provides full coverage of the operational and strategic decisions that led to Sherman's ultimate victory at Atlanta. It will become an essential traveling companion for visitors to these Civil War sites—and an insightful guide for armchair travelers.

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Combines official histories and on-the-scene reports, orders, and letters from commanding Union officers with specially-drawn maps depicting the terrain within which they fought in May 1864. Includes easy-to-understand routes for tourists to follow.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Book

Introduction

1. Sherman and Grant Prepare for Active Operations

2. General Sherman's Opening Moves

3. Mill Creek Gap and Rocky Face

4. Confederate Defenses East of Rocky Face

5. The Fight at Dug Gap

6. Resaca Overview

7. Camp Creek

8. Action North of Resaca

9. Adarsville

10. Cassville

11. Kingston

12. The Confederate Move from the Etowah River

13. New Hope Church and the Dallas Line

14. Pickett's Mill

15. Lost Mountain

16. Kennesaw Mountain Overview

17. Pigeon Hill

18. The Defense of Cheatham Hill

19. Thomas's Attack

20. Kolb's Farm

Appendix: "The Greatest Possible Importance": Sherman's Logistics in the Atlanta Campaign, Jay Luvaas

Order of Battle

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700615698
Author:
Luvaas, Jay
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Editor:
Nelson, Harold W.
Author:
Nelson, Harold W.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Atlanta campaign, 1864
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Georgia
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864
Subject:
Americana-Georgia
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Series:
U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.53x5.93x1.26 in. 1.38 lbs.

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