The Civil War Battles of Macon

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Macon was a cornerstone of the Confederacy’s military-industrial complex. As a transportation hub, the city supplied weapons to the Confederacy, making it a target once the Union pushed into Georgia in 1864. In the course of the war’s last year, Macon faced three separate cavalry assaults. The battles were small in the grand scheme but salient for the combatants and townspeople. Once the war concluded, it was from Macon that cavalry struck out to capture the fugitive Jefferson Davis, allowing the city to witness one of the last chapters of the conflict. Author Niels Eichhorn brings together the first comprehensive analysis of the military engagements and battles in Middle Georgia.
ISBN: 9781467146944
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Civil War
Images: 25
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Niels Eichhorn is an assistant professor of history at Middle Georgia State University. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Arkansas. He is the author of two recent books, Liberty and Slavery: European Separatists, Southern Secession, and the American Civil War (LSU Press, 2019) and Atlantic History in the Nineteenth Century: Migration, Trade, Conflict, and Ideas (Palgrave, 2019). He has published a series of articles and blog posts on Civil War history and is now working on a diplomatic history of the Civil War era.
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