To the Gates of Atlanta: From Kennesaw Mountain to Peach Tree Creek, 1-19 July 1864

To the Gates of Atlanta: From Kennesaw Mountain to Peach Tree Creek, 1-19 July 1864
ISBN10: 0881465275
Pages: 416
Published: March 16th 2015 by Mercer University Press
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
Genre: American History
ISBN13: 9780881465273
Language English
Author: Robert D. Jenkins, Sr.

To the Gates of Atlanta covers the period from the Confederate victory at Kennesaw Mountain, 27 June 1864, leading up to the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, 20 July 1864, and the first of four major battles for Atlanta that culminated in the Battle of Jonesboro, 31 August and 1 September 1864.

Readers will learn why President Davis believed that he had to replace General Johnston on the eve of a battle that he hoped would save the city and turn the tide of the War for the South. Jenkins offers an understanding of why General Sherman had to take the city quickly without risking another disastrous Kennesaw Mountain. To the Gates of Atlanta also gives the important, but previously untold stories of the actions and engagements that befell the sleepy hamlet of Buckhead and the surrounding woods that today shelter many parts of Atlantas vast community.

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