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The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc (Paperback) Loot Price: R347
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The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc (Paperback): Grenville Mellen Dodge
The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc (Paperback): Grenville Mellen Dodge

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Grenville Mellen Dodge

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA Fought July 22, 1864 A Paper Read Before New York Commandery M. 0. L. L. By Major-general Grenville M. Dodge Companions: On the 17th day of July, 1864, General John B. Hood relieved General Joseph K. Johnston in command of the Confederate Army in front of Atlanta, and on the 20th Hood opened an attack upon Sherman's right, commanded by General Thomas. The attack was a failure, and resulted in a great defeat to Hood's Army and the disarrangement of all his plans. On the evening of the 21st of July, General Sherman's Army had closed up to within two miles of Atlanta, and on that day Force's Brigade of Leggett's Division of Blair's Seventeenth Army Corps carried a prominent hill, known as Bald or Leggett's Hill, that gave us a clear view of Atlanta, and placed that city within range of our guns. It was a strategic point, and unless the swing of our left was stopped it would dangerously interfere with Hood's communications towards the south. Hood fully appreciated this, and determined upon his celebrated attack in the rear of General Sherman's Army. On the 22d of July, the Army of the Tennessee was occupying the rebel intrenchments, its right resting very near the Howard House, north of the Augusta Railroad, thence to Leggett's Hill, which had been carried by Force's assault on the evening of the 21st From this hill Giles A. Smith's Division of the Seventeenth Army Corps stretched out southward on a road that occupied this ridge, with a weak flank in air. To strengthen this flank, by order of General McPhcmm I sent on the evening of the 21st one Brigade of Fuller's Division, the other being left at Decatur to protect our parked trains. Fuller camped his Brigade about halt' a mile in the rear of the extreme left and at right angles to Bla...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Grenville Mellen Dodge
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37882-6
Barcode: 9780217378826
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-37882-X

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