Kennesaw Mountain Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign

ISBN-10: 1469602113

ISBN-13: 9781469602110

Edition: 2013

Authors: Earl J. Hess

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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 Mountaintells 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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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Earl J. Hess is an associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is the author ofThe Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combatand other works.

Preface
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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