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This publication supplies many attention-grabbing information of the recommendations of either side that's attention-grabbing. you return to recognize the power and braveness of either armies despite your view of the struggle. This booklet indicates that Atlanta was once now not given up with no struggle. Johnston protective procedure, and Sherman's flanking maneveurs the entire approach from Tennessee to Atlanta are distinctive with maps, pictures, and extra. The sacking of Johnson for Hood prior to the conflict of Atlanta is defined in addition to a few of the critiques of generals and historians at the impression of this circulate.
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35th Indiana, leaving only a battery of jor But the fire, the Confederate attack slowed, then receded around the base of the knoll. The Federal at least for the Hood tried to but night fell artillery was safe, time being. regroup for another attack, and the fighting ended. Never- theless, General Johnston was so pleased 43 Into the "Hell Hole" with Hood's initial success that he ordered him to renew the advance at dawn. Johnston hoped that Hood could turn the enemy left flank, then smash through to Snake Creek Gap, cut off the Federals from their supply wagons and sever their line of retreat.
But Federal armies crossed Rocky Face unop- much of The reser- posed and pursued Johnston from the north. deep in places promise of ending the campaign before it had Confederate engineers had flooded the gap by damming voir they created Mill Creek. was 16 feet and flanked by earthworks. And the gap it- was dominated by towering cliffs that bore the ominous name Buzzard's Roost and bristled with cannon and gray clad infantry. Sherman, glimpsing all this through a self 32 The basic idea for this plan, scarcely begun, which held came from George Thomas.
If they can he wrote live, we army of about 43,000 men. The army had been so shattered by the losses at Look- out Mountain and Missionary Ridge that soldiers were deserting by the thousands. " that just a Sherman had no qualms that foraging might somehow be considered unchivalrous. Dalton one of his most respected division commanders, Major General Patrick Cle- A few months before in Nashville, burne, submitted a startling proposal signed the home dining at of the mother-in-law of one of his generals, he the hostess had listened impatiently while condemned his soldiers for tak- ing food from the countryside.