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A Delicate Movement: Maneuver, Battle, and Logistics

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the first phase of Major General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign in 1864. Sherman relied on a combination of maneuver and fighting to deal with each fortified Confederate ... More


Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Confederates fortified the high ground north and west of Resaca to protect Albert S. Johnston's supply line, the place where the first major battle of the Atlanta campaign occurred. This chapter ... More


Murray at Atlanta

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

Albert Murray commands Company F, Second US Artillery, a part of Maj. Gen. James McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee, as it moved south during the Atlanta campaign. When McPherson’s army approached the ... More


The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. ... More


Conclusion

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This concluding chapter remarks on how the huge disparity between Federal and Confederate casualties convinced many that Federal victory at the battle of Ezra Church could be nothing more than a ... More


Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643427
eISBN:
9781469643441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643427.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

As William T. Sherman’s Union troops began their campaign for Atlanta in the spring of 1864, they encountered Confederate forces employing field fortifications located to take advantage of rugged ... More


To the Chattahoochee

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

William T. Sherman's conduct of the Atlanta campaign from the first week of May until he reached the Chattahoochee River by mid-July 1864 was highly successful. Relying on his railroad link with ... More


Richmond, Petersburg, and Peace

Harry S. Laver

in A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, as well as Grant's orchestration of the wider war effort, including Sherman's Georgia campaign. Throughout the long siege, Grant ... More


Davis’s Troubleshooter

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg intervened in military operations on several occasions after the spring campaigns opened in May, 1864. He helped to save Richmond by ordering P.G.T. Beauregard to attack Benjamin Butler’s Army ... More


The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced the ... More


Nerve and Persistency: Along the Line on July 28

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the movement of Federal and Confederate troops during the latter part of July 28. The fierce Confederate attacks had started about noon and lasted for at least five hours, yet ... More


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