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Kennesaw Mountain

Sherman, Johnston, And The Atlanta Campaign

By Earl J Hess

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.

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2013

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9781469602110


Format: Book
Author: Hess, Earl J
Title: Kennesaw Mountain : Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign / Earl J. Hess.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Subject: Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864. Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Isbn: 9781469602110 (cloth : alk. paper) 1469602113 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 973.7371 Hes
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Format: Book
Author: Hess, Earl J.
Title: Kennesaw Mountain : Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign / Earl J. Hess.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Description: xvi, 322 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series: Civil War America
Subjects: Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864.
Subjects: Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-318) and index.
Contents: The road to Kennesaw -- Kolb's Farm -- Sherman decides to strike -- The Fifteenth Corps attack -- The Fourth Corps attack -- The Fourteenth Corps attack -- The residue of a long day -- Along the Kennesaw line -- Flanking -- Conclusion -- Orders of Battle -- Appendix: Kennesaw after the war.
LCCN: 2012037476
ISBN: 9781469602110 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1469602113 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 973.7371 Hes