The only book dedicated to the day-long Battle of Atlanta, the most decisive battle in the most decisive campaign of the Civil War
The Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, pointed the Union to victory in the Atlanta Campaign, changed the course of the Civil War, and was the most important factor in President Lincoln's successful re-election bid against General McClellan's anti-war platform. The battle was a monstrous affair fought in the stifling Georgia summer heat, pitting two armies of equal size against one another for eight hours. Confederates repeatedly attacked Union soldiers commanded by General James B. McPherson, who became the first and only U.S. army commander killed in the war. Sure to have great appeal for Civil War enthusiasts, reenactors, and readers of Noah Andre Trudeau's Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea
as well as the scholarship of Shelby Foote or James M. McPherson, this riveting narrative from Civil War historian and battlefield guide Gary Ecelbarger chronicles the day that struck a death knell for the Southern war effort.