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

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

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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
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Earl J. Hess
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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
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Midwest
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Hess, Earl J
Dewey number
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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  • Hood, John Bell
  • Peachtree Creek, Battle of, Ga., 1864
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Georgia
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adult
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The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469634203
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12051326
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12051326
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MWT12051326
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Label
The battle of Peach Tree Creek : Hood's first effort to save Atlanta, 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
9781469634203
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051326
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051326
System control number
MWT12051326
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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