The Resource Fighting for Atlanta : tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)

Fighting for Atlanta : tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)

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Fighting for Atlanta : tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War
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Fighting for Atlanta
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tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War
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Earl J. Hess
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eng
Summary
As William T. Sherman's Union troops began their campaign for Atlanta in the spring of 1864, they encountered Confederate forces employing field fortifications located to take advantage of rugged terrain. While the Confederates consistently acted on the defensive, digging eighteen lines of earthworks from May to September, the Federals used fieldworks both defensively and offensively. With 160, 000 troops engaged on both sides and hundreds of miles of trenches dug, fortifications became a defining factor in the Atlanta campaign battles. These engagements took place on topography ranging from Appalachian foothills to the clay fields of Georgia's piedmont. Leading military historian Earl J. Hess examines how commanders adapted their operations to the physical environment, how the environment in turn affected their movements, and how Civil War armies altered the terrain through the science of field fortification. He also illuminates the impact of fighting and living in ditches for four months on the everyday lives of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The Atlanta campaign represents one of the best examples of a prolonged Union invasion deep into southern territory, and, as Hess reveals, it marked another important transition in the conduct of war from open field battles to fighting from improvised field fortifications
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Midwest
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Hess, Earl J
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973.7/371
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil war America
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  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864
  • Fortification
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • United States
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adult
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Fighting for Atlanta : tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469643434
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12257766
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12257766
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Fighting for Atlanta : tactics, terrain, and trenches in the Civil War, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469643434
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257766
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257766
System control number
MWT12257766
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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