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War like the thunderbolt : the battle and burning of Atlanta

War like the thunderbolt : the battle and burning of Atlanta

Author: Russell S Bonds
Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania. : Westholme Publishing, LLC, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Westholme paperbackView all editions and formats
Draws on diaries, unpublished letters, and other archival sources to trace the events of the Civil War campaign that sealed the fate of the Confederacy and was instrumental in securing Abraham Lincoln's reelection.

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell S Bonds
ISBN: 9781594161278 1594161275 9781594161001 1594161003
OCLC Number: 664326270
Description: xxii, 522 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The greatest event of the war --
Crazy Bill: The Banks of the Chattahoochee, July 1864 --
The Gamecock: Confederate Headquarters, Atlanta, July 17 --
Old Woodenhead: Hood takes command --
Hood's first sortie: The Battle of Peachtree Creek, July 20 --
Night March: Skirmishing and first shots, July 21-22 --
"An Iliad of woes": Bald Hill, or, The Battle of Atlanta, July 22 --
The Battle of the Poor House: Ezra Church, July 28 --
"A used-up community": The bombardment of Atlanta --
"I have Atlanta in my hand": The Battle of Jonesboro, August 31 --
September 1 --
"A day of terror and a night of dread": the surrender of Atlanta, September 2 --
Yankee Town: occupation and expulsion, September-October --
The whole world on fire: the burning of Atlanta --
Resurgens: Atlanta rebuilds --
Afterword: War is hell --
Author's note: Atlanta's lost battlefields --
Appendix A: Order of Battle --
Appendix B: Report by W.P. Howard to Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown on the destruction of Atlanta.
Other Titles: Battle and burning of Atlanta
Responsibility: Russell S. Bonds.


Gives an account of the battle for and burning of Atlanta during the American Civil War - the event made famous in the film "Gone with the Wind". Based on research into diaries, letters, and  Read more...


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