Battles for Atlanta: Sherman Moves East
Time-Life Civil War Series 19 of 27
This book gives many interesting details of the strategies of both sides which is fascinating. You come to admire the strength and courage of both armies regardless of your view of the war. This book shows that Atlanta was not given up without a fight. Johnston defensive strategy, and Sherman's flanking maneveurs all the way from Tennessee to Atlanta are detailed with maps, photos, and more. The sacking of Johnson for Hood before the battle of Atlanta is described along with the various opinions of generals and historians on the effect of this move.
Gap in another of the strong feints that kept the Confederates locked in their defenses on Rocky Face Ridge. It was fortunate for the troops, one veteran Federal officer wrote home, that General Sherman decided against an allout attack on the ridge. "It was," the officer noted, "the strongest natural position I ever saw." column and forced Grigsby's troopers back work crews repairing the toward Resaca. the locomotive, the At 12:30 p.m., McPherson started a mes- senger to Sherman with the.
Found McPherson's XV Corps well entrenched. But the surprise and momentum of the attack carried Armstrong's line of fortifications, men past the They emerged from the underbrush encounter what one Confederate de- scribed as "a sheet of flame." The the devil ought to copyright," as a Federal al right XV Corps and of the XVI Corps farther north. cavalry stormed out of the brush "with a yell later wrote. Kentucky Brigade surged forward first where they overran three exposed guns of.
Jefferson Davis and John Newton assaulted a salient delater called the Dead Angle fended by two Confederate divisions under Benjamin F. Cheatham and Patrick Cleburne. Both thrusts were halted with heavy losses. Meanwhile, John Schofield's Army of the Ohio pressed forward on the Confederate far left in an advance that turned into a full-scale flanking movement. liam Walker. divisions — — 67 Standoff at Kennesaw Mountain ward. But French and the other Confederate commanders quickly saw that.
In the rear was to stockpile munitions loathed depended upon the railroad for food, response from the President. To who drew a Lincoln's request that he do something "for those suf- Sherman replied that either those people or the army "must quit and the army don't intend to unless Joe Johnston makes us. I will not change my order." Sherman proved willing to bend his orders, however, for at least one noncombafering people," tant. He had a soft spot for Mary Ann Bick- erdyke, the.
For the breastworks with support from horse lery, its 90-degree angle with its left defenders, fighting dismounted behind artil- assault on that ridge. From the north, Schofield's On the knife-edge Confederate officers sipped water their canteens and gestured smugly to From Creek Gap, a long Only one major pass breached Rocky Face. Through this gateway, Mill Creek Gap, the railroad mounted the ridge and town of Villanow. defile that separated the impenetrable Rocky Face from a.