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Sherman's battle for Atlanta

Author: Jacob D Cox
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1994.
Series: Campaigns of the Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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General Jacob D. Cox played a key role in the Union success at Atlanta, a city of profound strategic and political significance. At Kenesaw Mountain in June, his division seized a ridge opposite the Confederate left, allowing Sherman to flank the Confederates out of their prepared position; in late August Cox's men served the city's final rail line, forcing Hood's evacuation. This book provides a compact history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Named Person: Jacob D Cox; Jacob D Cox
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob D Cox
ISBN: 030680588X 9780306805882
OCLC Number: 30319510
Notes: "Unabridged republication of the edition published in New York in 1882 under the title Atlanta"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 274 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Organization, preliminary movements --
East Tennessee --
The opposing armies --
The lines before Dalton --
Resaca --
From the Oostanaula to the Etowah --
Field life --
Railway repairs --
Map-making --
March on Dallas --
New Hope Church --
Combats at Pickett's Mill and before Dallas --
The lines around Marietta --
Affiar at Culp's farm --
Kenesaw --
Across the Chattahoochee --
Johnton succeeded by Hood --
Peachtree Creek --
Closing in on Atlanta --
Battle of Atlanta --
Death of McPherson --
Siege of Atlanta --
Ezra Church --
The lines near East Point --
Jonesboro --
Fall of Atlanta --
Results --
The movements in October --
Hood upon Sherman's lines of communication.
Series Title: Campaigns of the Civil War.
Other Titles: Atlanta
Responsibility: by Jacob D. Cox ; with a new introduction by Brooks D. Simpson.
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"In 1864 Abraham Lincoln had privately predicted his defeat in the impending election, but ten days later Atlanta fell, assuring his victory. General Jacob D. Cox (1828--1900) played a key role in  Read more...

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