Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain
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 resourFollowing 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 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 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.
Guide to the Atlanta Campaign Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain 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 confron
Title: Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain
Author: Jay Luvaas
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