The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864

The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864

by Philip L. Secrist
     
 

The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts: the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman as army field commanders. The two-day… See more details below

Overview

The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts: the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman as army field commanders. The two-day battle of Resaca proved to be an experience for Sherman that would cause him to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the campaign that followed. The practical result of this switch in strategy would be Atlanta's capture in September - the timing of Atlanta's fall would have a profound political impact on the reelection of an American president and subsequently, the outcome of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865546011
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Civil War Georgia Series
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.64(d)

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