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Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. Sherman's advancing armies as they tried to cut the last Confederate supply line into the city. Confederates under General Stephen D. Lee nearly overwhelmed the Union right flank, but Federals under General Oliver O. Howard decisively repelled every attack. After five hours of struggle, 5,000 Confederates lay dead and wounded, while only 632 Federals were lost. The result was another major step in Sherman's long effort to take Atlanta.

Hess's compelling study is the first book-length account of the fighting at Ezra Church. Detailing Lee's tactical missteps and Howard's vigilant leadership, he challenges many common misconceptions about the battle. Richly narrated and drawn from an array of unpublished manuscripts and firsthand accounts, Hess's work sheds new light on the complexities and significance of this important engagement, both on and off the battlefield.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Series page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. 1. A Delicate Movement Maneuver, Battle, and Logistics
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2. They Are Sherman’s Flankers July
  2. pp. 26-41
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  1. 3. General Hood Will Attack Me Here! Morning, July
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. 4. That Shrill, Terrifying Yell Brantley’s Brigade
  2. pp. 58-72
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  1. 5. A Scene of Absolute Horror Sharp’s Brigade and Johnston’s Brigade
  2. pp. 73-93
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  1. 6. The Bigest Kinde of a Rot Clayton’s Division and Manigault’s Brigade
  2. pp. 94-113
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  1. 7. The Blood-Stained Path Walthall’s Division
  2. pp. 114-131
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  1. 8. Nerve and Persistency Along the Line on July
  2. pp. 132-147
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  1. 9. The Bloody Effects of That Half Day’s Work: The Battlefield
  2. pp. 148-161
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  1. 10. Enough for One or Two More Killings Evaluating Ezra Church
  2. pp. 162-177
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  1. 11. Our True Move July 29 to August 3
  2. pp. 178-193
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 194-208
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  1. Order of Battle
  2. pp. 209-214
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 215-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-266
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 267-272
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469623221
Related ISBN
9781469622415
MARC Record
OCLC
907067891
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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