Clash at Kennesaw: June and July 1864

Overview

From early June to early July of 1864, North Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain loomed as the focal point around which the Union and Confederate armies fought and suffered. From the Georgia rail towns of Acworth to Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) and Marietta, nearly 200,000 men-blue and gray-fought for possession of the forbidding landscape. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, which took place on June 27 of that year, is a day remembered by many as one of the most gruesome battles of the Civil...

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Overview

From early June to early July of 1864, North Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain loomed as the focal point around which the Union and Confederate armies fought and suffered. From the Georgia rail towns of Acworth to Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) and Marietta, nearly 200,000 men-blue and gray-fought for possession of the forbidding landscape. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, which took place on June 27 of that year, is a day remembered by many as one of the most gruesome battles of the Civil War.

This book covers the Atlanta Campaign's dramatic month-long struggle over possession of Kennesaw Mountain. Along with details of the grisly battle, author Russell W. Blount, Jr. provides insight into the character of commanders William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston. The battle's common privates and their outlooks are chronicled as well, along with civilian accounts of the tragic occurrence.

Blount is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society. After receiving a BS in history from the University of South Alabama, the Civil War enthusiast taught American history at the high-school level. He also has served on the board of directors for the YMCA Moorer Branch and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Conde. The author of Pelican's The Battles of New Hope Church, Blount resides in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455616640
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 917,899
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RUSSELL W. BLOUNT, JR. earned a BS in history from the University of South Alabama. The vice president of Surety Land Title, Inc., he is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Chapter 1 The Darkest Night 17

Chapter 2 A Bit of Stern Open Air 29

Chapter 3 A Daring Old Man 39

Chapter 4 Gilgal Church 47

Chapter 5 One Vast Fort 59

Chapter 6 Kolb's Farm 69

Chapter 7 Too Red-Haired to be Patient 81

Chapter 8 A Death Sentence to Every Man 89

Chapter 9 So Many Gallant Men 99

Chapter 10 Boys, This Is Butchery 105

Chapter 11 The Dead Angle 115

Chapter 12 A Morning Dash 123

Epilogue: A Question of Muscle and Nerve 131

Notes 139

Bibliography 153

Index 157

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