Atlanta and the War

Atlanta and the War

by Webb Garrison
     
 

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Sherman's destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War was not a planned Union strategy, according to Webb Garrison, but the campaign made Atlanta a household name and sparked the city's growth toward world-class significance. Illustrated and indexed.

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Sherman's destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War was not a planned Union strategy, according to Webb Garrison, but the campaign made Atlanta a household name and sparked the city's growth toward world-class significance. Illustrated and indexed.

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After the Civil War, the memoirs of its generals began embellishing the facts from the perspective of hindsight. Many stories of the Atlanta campaign had Union troops setting out from Chattanooga specifically to take the city and deprive the South of its manufacturing and transportation hub. Yet Gen. Sherman himself described a different strategy, one in which he focused on the forces of the Southern army before him and not on the conquest of cities. In fact, had Atlanta been the goal, there would have been no need for the devastating March to the Sea, says Garrison, a former associate dean of Emory University. He describes the taking of Atlanta in the context of what the city had grown to be by 1864 and reintroduces the authoritative voice of William Tecumseh Sherman. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558534148
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College,wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Triviaand Fact Book. Before his deathin 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

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