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Atlanta will fall : Sherman, Joe Johnston, and the Yankee heavy battalions
Davis, Stephen, 1948-
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Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2001.
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xiii, 215 pages : maps ; 23 cm.

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General John Bell Hood tried everything he could: Surprise attack. Flanking march. Cavalry raid into the enemy's rear lines. Simply enduring his opponent's semi-siege of the city. But nothing he tried worked.

Author Notes

Stephen Davis is the author of numerous books, including "The New York Times" bestsellers "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" & "Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith", & coauthor of "Fleetwood", the memoirs of Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. His journalism has appeared in "Rolling Stone", "The New York Times", "The Boston Globe", & many other publications. He lives in New England.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Johnston's Retreat to Atlanta; or, A Smart and Scrappy Sherman Uses His Strength to Cow and Bludgeon an Outnumbered, Less Resolute Opponent
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Sherman-Johnston Match-up in Mississippi, July 1863, as Omen of Atlanta's Fallp. 3
Chapter 2 How Joe Johnston Earned His Reputation for Retreatingp. 7
Chapter 3 Sherman Prepares to Advancep. 18
Chapter 4 Johnston Prepares to Fall Backp. 24
Chapter 5 Johnston Is Turned, Ip. 34
Chapter 6 The Battle of Resaca (Johnston Is Turned, II)p. 46
Chapter 7 To Cassvillep. 51
Chapter 8 To New Hope Church and Back to the Railroad (Johnston Is Turned, Again)p. 56
Chapter 9 The Mountain Lines, June 5-July 2, 1864p. 73
Chapter 10 Johnston Is Yet Again Turned, at the Chattahoocheep. 92
Chapter 11 The Government Concludes Johnston Has Failed: Deliberations and the Decision to Replace Him, July 10-17p. 102
Notes to Part Onep. 117
Part 2 Hood Struggles Against the Inevitable; or, How Even a Student of the "Lee and Jackson School" Could Not Prevent the Fall of Atlanta
Chapter 12 How Hood Learned War from Lee and Jackson in Virginiap. 127
Chapter 13 Hood's Attack Against Thomas's Army: Peachtree Creek, July 20, 1864p. 129
Chapter 14 Hood Attempts Another Chancellorsville, July 22p. 137
Chapter 15 Hood's Third Sortie Again Attempts a Flank Attack: Ezra Church, July 28p. 148
Chapter 16 Hood Keeps His Army Together While Enduring Sherman's Semi-Siegep. 155
Chapter 17 Hood Does What Joe Johnston Only Dreamed About: He Sends His Cavalry Off to Cut Sherman's Rail Lines, August 10p. 167
Chapter 18 Hood Is Unable to Parry Sherman's "Movement Round Atlanta by the South," August 25-September 1p. 173
Notes to Part Twop. 191
Conclusionp. 197
A Note on the Major Authoritiesp. 201
Indexp. 205
About the Authorp. 215