Including a tour of the battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign is the perfect companion for an avid historian or casual student who wish to study more concisely the scene of one of the major actions in the South which eventually lead to the capture of Atlanta. 62 photos/illustrations, 20 maps
In early May 1864, William T. Sherman led his large army group of 98,000 men into Georgia against Joe Johnston's significantly smaller Confederate Army of Tennessee. Sherman's goal was the capture of Atlanta 100 miles to the south. After a series of sharp engagements and timely maneuvers, he ran up against his enemy along the Kennesaw Mountain line just north of the Chattahoochee River. The roadblock confounded Sherman, who grew frustrated with the rainy weather and stalemate. A Confederate attack at Kolb's Farm on June 22 was thrown back. Five days later on June 27, Sherman launched his own large head-on assault that would prove to be his bloodiest mistake of the entire campaign. Originally published in 1990 and long out of print, Dennis Kelly's heralded Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign is perfect for the armchair historian or battlefield stomper. In addition to plentiful photos, includes nearly two dozen helpful maps and a clear and concise account of the entire campaign, including a tour.
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