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Movements And Positions In The Battle Of Kennesaw Mountain

Author: James T. Holmes
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476634211
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 Published here for the first time, the Civil War combat memoir of Lieutenant Colonel James Taylor Holmes of the 52nd Ohio Volunteers presents a richly detailed firsthand account of the action on Cheatham’s Hill during the June 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Written in 1915, Holmes’ insightful narrative, with original hand-drawn diagrams, differs on key points from the accepted scholarship on troop movements and positions at Kennesaw, and contests the legitimacy of a battlefield monument. An extensive introduction and annotations by historian Mark A. Smith provide a brief yet comprehensive overview of the battle and places Holmes’ document in historical context.

The Battle Of Kennesaw Mountain

Author: Daniel J. Vermilya
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625849184
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In the summer of 1864, Georgia was the scene of one of the most important campaigns of the Civil War. William Tecumseh Sherman's push southward toward Atlanta threatened the heart of the Confederacy, and Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee were the Confederacy's best hope to defend it. In June, Johnston managed to grind Sherman's advance to a halt northwest of Atlanta at Kennesaw Mountain. After weeks of maneuvering, on June 27, Sherman launched a bold attack on Johnston's lines. The Confederate victory was one of the bloodiest days of the entire campaign. And while Sherman's assaults had a frightful cost, Union forces learned important lessons at Kennesaw Mountain that enabled the fall of Atlanta several months later.

The Battle For Kennesaw Mountain

Author: Clifford B. Purcell
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Thesis: The Battle for Kennesaw Mountain necessitated a change in Federal tactics and proved to be the last major Confederate attempt to step Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.

Kennesaw Mountain

Author: Earl J. Hess
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469602121
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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. Historian Earl J. Hess explains how this battle, with its combination of maneuver and combat, severely tried the patience and endurance of the common soldier and why Johnston's strategy might have been the Confederates' best chance to halt the Federal drive toward Atlanta. He gives special attention to the engagement at Kolb's Farm on June 22 and Sherman's assault on June 27. A final section explores the Confederate earthworks preserved within the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

The Ghosts Of Kennesaw Mountain

Author: Lois Helmers
Publisher: Badgley Publishing Company
ISBN: 0985440309
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Kathleen Kelley, a young professional woman, and her three best friends from Ohio, move to Atlanta, Georgia to seek their fame and fortune. She begins a search to find her Civil War ancestors, a search that leads her to the mountain and an unexpected destiny that forever changes her life and the life of the man she loves. Lois Helmers and Jerry Gunn blend Civil War history with this mystical tale of haunting and the haunted, in this story of love, friendship and the supernatural. They say that all fiction is based on some fact; this story is no exception. I saw the ghosts in the story in March of 2008 at Cheatham Hill, just like I describe in the book. This book was a joy to write, and I really hope you enjoy! -Lois Helmers-

Cecil Travis Of The Washington Senators

Author: Rob Kirkpatrick
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803224753
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A three-time All-Star, Cecil Travis (1913–2006) was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career when he was drafted for World War II in 1941. When he returned To The game in 1945, after three and a half years in the army, Travis was no longer the dominant player he had been. In the three seasons that followed—the last of his career—only once did Travis play in more than seventy-five games, and his offensive numbers plummeted. Yet his prewar accomplishments were such that he finished his twelve-year career with a .314 batting average, and baseball maven Bill James put Travis atop his list of players most likely to have lost a Hall of Fame career To The war. This biography documents Travis's life and dynamic career. it recounts his childhood years on his family's Riverdale farm in rural Georgia, his demonstration of talent during high school, The beginning of his professional career with the Minor League Chattanooga Lookouts in 1931, his rise with the Washington Senators, The historic 1941 season in which Travis led all of baseball in hits, his time as a soldier, The decline in his play from 1945 to 1947, and his retirement. In an epilogue Cecil Travis comments on his baseball career, The effects of the war, and his life in Riverdale, where he raised livestock on the farm that was his childhood home.

Dixie Rising

Author: Peter Applebome
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307819876
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In a provocative exploration of the triumphant South--the region that increasingly defines American politics and values--the former Atlanta bureau chief of The New York Times illuminates the people, places, and passions of this influential section of the country--an area that has effectively decided the outcome of every presidential election in the past 30 years.

Clash At Kennesaw

Author: Russell Blount
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455616640
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Gain perspective on the Atlanta Campaign's dramatic month-long battle. In the summer of 1864, Union and Confederate armies fought and suffered in North Georgia, struggling for possession of Kennesaw Mountain. This book tells the tale of this important phase of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. Included are insights into the character of commanders William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston and the common privates, along with civilian accounts.

To The Gates Of Atlanta From Kennesaw Mountain To Peach Tree Creek 119 July 1864

Author: Robert D. Jenkins Sr
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ISBN: 9780881465273
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The Greatly Researched Prequel to "The Battle of Peach Tree Creek" To the Gates of Atlanta covers the period from the Confederate victory at Kennesaw Mountain, 27 June 1864, leading up to the Battle of Peach Tree Greek, 20 July 1864, and the first of four major battles for Atlanta that culminated in the Battle of Jonesboro, 31 August and 1 September 1864. To the Gates of Atlanta answers long-sought mysteries surrounding the actions, the reasoning, and the results of the events that culminated into the fall of Atlanta and the end of the Confederacy. Many historians point to the events that led to the fall of The Gate City as central to the War's outcome. Readers will learn why President Davis believed that he had to replace General Johnston on the eve of a battle that he hoped would save the city and turn the tide of the War for the South. Jenkins offers an understanding of why General Sherman had to take the city quickly without risking another disastrous Kennesaw Mountain. To the Gates of Atlanta also gives the important, but previously untold stories of the actions and engagements that befell the sleepy hamlet of Buckhead and the surrounding woods that today shelter many parts of Atlanta's vast community. From Smyrna to Ruffs Mill, Roswell to Vinings, Nancy Greek to Peach Tree Creek, and Moore's Mill to Howell's Mill, To the Gates of Atlanta tells the story of each as part of the larger story which led to the fall of the Gate City of the South. Book jacket.