By Richard M. McMurry
"Atlanta 1864" brings to existence this significant crusade of the Civil battle, as federal armies below William T. Sherman contended with Joseph E. Johnston and his successor, John Bell Hood, and moved progressively via Georgia to occupy the rail and advertisement heart of Atlanta. Sherman's efforts have been undertaken as his former commander, Ulysses S. supply, set out on an identical venture to ruin Robert E. Lee or force him again to Richmond. those struggles have been the millstones that furnish meant to take advantage of to grind the Confederacy's power into airborne dirt and dust. by means of fall, Sherman's luck in Georgia had guaranteed the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and made up our minds that the government may by no means acquiesce within the independence of the Confederacy. Richard M. McMurry examines the Atlanta crusade as a political and army cohesion within the context of the larger fight of the struggle itself. Richard M. McMurry is an self sufficient pupil and the writer of "John Bell Hood" and the "War for Southern Independence (Nebraska 1992)" and "Two nice insurgent Armies: An Essay in accomplice army History".
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