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The Resource The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, Earl J. Hess

The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, Earl J. Hess

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The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta
Title
The battle of Peach Tree Creek
Title remainder
Hood's first effort to save Atlanta
Statement of responsibility
Earl J. Hess
Title variation
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Title variation remainder
Hoods first effort to save Atlanta
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Language
eng
Summary
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, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. Johnston and elevating John Bell Hood. This decision stunned and demoralized Confederate troops just when Hood was compelled to take the offensive against the approaching Federals. Attacking northward from Atlanta's defenses, Hood's men struck George H. Thomas's Army of the Cumberland just after it crossed Peach Tree Creek on July 20. Initially taken by surprise, the Federals fought back with spirit and nullified all the advantages the Confederates first enjoyed. As a result, the Federals achieved a remarkable defensive victory. Offering new and definitive interpretations of the battle's place within the Atlanta campaign, Earl J. Hess describes how several Confederate regiments and brigades made a pretense of advancing but then stopped partway to the objective and took cover for the rest of the afternoon on July 20. Hess shows that morale played an unusually important role in determining the outcome at Peach Tree Creek - a soured mood among the Confederates and overwhelming confidence among the Federals spelled disaster for one side and victory for the other. -- From dust jacket
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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, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. Johnston and elevating John Bell Hood
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10599387
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Hess, Earl J
Dewey number
973.7/371
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Civil War America
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  • Hood, John Bell
  • Hood, John Bell
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Peachtree Creek, Battle of (Georgia : 1864)
  • Peachtree Creek, Battle of, Ga., 1864
  • Military campaigns
  • Georgia
  • United States
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • United States
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adult
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Hood's first effort to save Atlanta
Label
The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, Earl J. Hess
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-319) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
To the Chattahoochee -- Across the Chattahoochee, July 17-18 -- Across Peach Tree Creek, July 19 -- Preparations for battle, July 20 -- Hardee versus Newton -- Featherston versus Ward -- Scott versus Geary -- O'Neal versus Williams and Reynolds versus McCook -- Rest of day, July 20 -- Cleaning up -- July 21-22 -- Conclusion -- Order of battle
Control code
1898782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781469634197
Lccn
2017007289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469634197
  • (OCoLC)973481617
Label
The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, Earl J. Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To the Chattahoochee -- Across the Chattahoochee, July 17-18 -- Across Peach Tree Creek, July 19 -- Preparations for battle, July 20 -- Hardee versus Newton -- Featherston versus Ward -- Scott versus Geary -- O'Neal versus Williams and Reynolds versus McCook -- Rest of day, July 20 -- Cleaning up -- July 21-22 -- Conclusion -- Order of battle
Control code
1898782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781469634197
Lccn
2017007289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469634197
  • (OCoLC)973481617

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