The Campaign For Atlanta & Sherman's March to the Sea, Volume 1
Theodore P. Savas & David A. Woodbury
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The first of two volumes. The Atlanta Campaign (May – September 1864) consisted of wide-ranging maneuvers and a series of battles North Georgia during the Civil War with the intent to capture the important city of Atlanta. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman launched his three-army invasion from Chattanooga, Tennessee, in early May 1864, opposed by Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee. The Confederates fell back toward Atlanta in a series of withdrawals after Sherman’s successive flanking maneuvers. Johnston was replaced by the more aggressive Gen. John Bell Hood in mid-July, who turned to a series of attacks to throw back and defeat Sherman on Atlanta’s doorstep. The Army of Tennessee was besieged in the city that August and the city fell on September 2. Original well-researched and written essays by leading scholars in the field on a wide variety of fascinating topics. Contains original maps, photos, and illustrations.
- Category: United States
- Published: Sep 25, 2013
- Publisher: Savas Publishing
- Seller: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
- Print Length: 266 Pages
- Language: English