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

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 28/05/2008
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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.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700615698
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 626 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm

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