Breaking the Confederacy : the Georgia and Tennessee campaigns of 1864

Lepa, Jack H., 1949-

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  • Creator Jack H. Lepa
  • Format Books
  • Publication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2005.
  • Physical Details
    • v, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780786421787, 0786421789
  • OCLC ocm60373575

Summary

  • "Making extensive use of materials both contemporary and modern, including letters, diaries, memoirs and histories, the author presents a detailed narrative of the locales, conditions, personnel, strategies, tactics, battles and skirmishes as Sherman's forces fought their way from Chattanooga to Atlanta and then made their famous march to the sea, destroying all resources along the way"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.

Contents

  • Still it goes on -- Planning the campaign -- Armies and commanders -- Opening moves -- The bloodletting begins -- Slow movement through northern Georgia -- The summer of despair -- New tactics outside Atlanta -- Battle of Atlanta -- A city under siege -- Atlanta is ours -- Occupation of Atlanta -- Chasing Hood and planning the "March" -- The tide turns -- The march through Georgia -- Savannah -- Hood invades Tennessee -- Slaughter at Franklin -- Debacle at Nashville -- The end in sight
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