The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

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Revisit one of the most important and bloodiest days of the Civil War, the Confederate battle at Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, in this exciting view of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the summer of 1864. In the summer of 1864, Georgia was the scene of one of the most important campaigns of the Civil War. William Tecumseh Sherman's push southward toward Atlanta threatened the heart of the Confederacy, and Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee were the Confederacy's best hope to defend it. In June, Johnston managed to grind Sherman's advance to a halt northwest of Atlanta at Kennesaw Mountain. After weeks of maneuvering, on June 27, Sherman launched a bold attack on Johnston's lines. The Confederate victory was one of the bloodiest days of the entire campaign. And while Sherman's assaults had a frightful cost, Union forces learned important lessons at Kennesaw Mountain that enabled the fall of Atlanta several months later.
ISBN: 9781626193888
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Civil War
Images: 47
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Daniel J. Vermilya is a Civil War historian and a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield. He previously worked as a ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. In 2012 he was the first recipient of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation's Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholar Award. He blogs about the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain at and about the Civil War at
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