The most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. Indeed, they are unique. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success. (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom)
Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountainby Jay Luvaas
Following William T. Sherman's capture of Chattanooga, the Union Army initiated a series of battles and operations that took it from the Tennessee border to the outskirts of Atlanta-with bloody confrontations at places such as Resaca and New Hope Church. Grant had ordered Sherman to penetrate the enemy's interior and inflict "all the damage you can against their
Following William T. Sherman's capture of Chattanooga, the Union Army initiated a series of battles and operations that took it from the Tennessee border to the outskirts of Atlanta-with bloody confrontations at places such as Resaca and New Hope Church. Grant had ordered Sherman to penetrate the enemy's interior and inflict "all the damage you can against their War resources," and from the first major engagement at Rocky Face Ridge to the bitter standoff at Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman proceeded to do just that.
This guide offers a concise and easy-to-use introduction to Sherman's route, focusing on this first and most critical phase of the Atlanta campaign. It leads visitors to all of the pertinent sites-Dug Gap, Adairsville, Pickett's Mill, and more-to help them relive the experiences of battle-hardened troops on the ground. It combines official histories and on-the-scene reports, orders, and letters from commanding officers with terrain maps that depict the opposing armies on the field of battle. It also includes easy-to-follow drive-and-stop maps that guide visitors along and just off Interstate 75, culminating at Kennesaw Mountain (as growth beyond that point precludes further touring).
- University Press of Kansas
- Publication date:
- U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
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These guides bridge the gap between sound military history and battlefield touring literature. They can be enjoyed without ever leaving the easy chair or they can become indispensable companions on tramps over the scenes of the greatest engagements of the Civil War. (William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour)
Meet the Author
Jay Luvaas is a former history professor at the U.S. Army History Institute and the U.S. Army War College. Harold W. Nelson, a retired brigadier general, is a former U.S. Army Chief of Military History. Luvaas and Nelson have also coedited series guides to the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg.
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