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    [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Battle Of AtlantaOn September 4 1864 General WT Sherman sent a famous telegram to President Lincoln Atlanta is ours and fairly won The fall of Atlanta transformed what appeared to be an upcoming defeat for Lincoln's bid for reele

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    CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22 1864 The battle lasted for eight hours and may well have been the battle that ended the Confederacy It was fought over a large area that surrounded the downtown area of Atlanta The size of the battle could not only be measured in area but in the number of dead It is estimated t

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    Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger READ The Day Dixie Died In the summer of 1864 the Union war effort was at its nadir The Northern populace was bombarded with a seemingly endless array of news of battlefield disasters and bloodbaths and the harrowing mind numbing scenes of train loads of caskets being unloaded for burial The war seemingly going so well following Vicksburg Gettysburg and later Chattanooga was now seemingly a war that could not be won The task of conuering the South see

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    [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD READ The Day Dixie Died The book’s conclusion can be represented in the author’s words Page 225 “The Atlanta campaign caused the death of Dixie” His argument is multiple pronged For one thing the Union victory at Atlanta helped ensure Lincoln’s reelection as President Lincoln’s stand against the South was much firmer than if Democrats were to have won the election of 1864However I think that such a stark assessment may

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    CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD First class historical writing although it's geared toward über wonky Civil War nerds like myself If you're looking for poetry and beauty and strong personalities and rousing speeches read Jeff Shaara If you want a minute by minute account of one of the most important and costly battles of the Civil War check this book

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    CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD The author Gary Ecelbarger kinda oversells it but is interesting to see a moment in time when the future was unk

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    [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD The author says Dixie's date of passing was August 22 1864 the day of the battle of Atlanta just one of several which occurred between General Sherman's army group and General Hood's Army of Tennessee I think he chooses this battle over Peachtree Creek Ezra Church and Jonesboro because of casualties among the rank and file and in commands although the narrative isn't too clear on the specific conseuences to army performance I myself thin

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    Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger READ The Day Dixie Died A first rate battle narrative on the Battle of Atlanta the book does a wonderful job of telling the story of the Army of the Tennessee's drive on Bald Hill on the city's east side and the bitter battle that eventually resulted along with the effect the battle had on the larger war The only negative aspect of the book is that it almo

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    [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Very accurate account of the Battle of Atlanta A bit dry but doesn't get bogged down either If you live in the met

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    [The Day Dixie Died] EBOOK DOWNLOAD For those interested in books on war and in particular the Civil War this is a terrific account of the Battle of Atlanta

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Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger READ The Day Dixie Died H E Johnston just four days earlier Hood had been charged with the duty of reversing a Confederate retreat and meeting the Union army head on The resulting Battle of Atlanta was a monstrous affair fought in the stifling Georgia summer heat During it a dreadful foreboding arose among the Northerners as the battle was undecided and dragged on for eight interminable hours Hood’s men tore into US forces with unrelenting assault after assault Further for the first and only time during the war a US army commander was killed in battle and in the wake of his death the Unio. The book s conclusion can be represented in the author s words Page 225 The Atlanta campaign caused the death of Dixie His argument is multiple pronged For one thing the Union victory at Atlanta helped ensure Lincoln s reelection as President Lincoln s stand against the South was much firmer than if Democrats were to have won the election of 1864However I think that such a stark assessment may be a bit overstated To be sure Atlanta was a key victory Partially for the election results Partially because in its aftermath Sherman made the South howl with his march to the sea and then his movement northward through the Carolinas But other battles could be considered crucial as well such as Gettysburg and Antietam and Vicksburg and That stated this book does a fine job of laying out the Atlanta campaign and the key battles It also places the battle in a larger context It also has useful features maps that make sense some books on the Civil War have maps that are close to uninterpretable the order of battle the armies corps divisions and brigades of the contending hosts see pages 233 245The tale of the battle for Atlanta is capably told Key actors are discussed John Bell Hood as the successor to the Fabian Confederate leader Joseph Johnston Hood was very aggressive perhaps too much so for an army commander The book details his plans for saving Atlanta and inflicting defeat on Sherman s forcesThere is good detail on the series of battles that Hood committed the Confederate forces to The discussion of the Union tactics their responses to Hood s aggressiveness are well told and in detail Vignettes such as the death of Union General McPherson are told nicelySome suggest that Hood is treated rather gently by Gary Ecelbarger the author Perhaps But overall I find the author s evaluations judiciousOverall I think that this is a fine work exploring in some detail the battle for Atlanta

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Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger READ The Day Dixie Died N army staggered Dramatically General John “Black Jack” Logan stepped into McPherson’s command rallied the troops and grimly fought for the rest of the day In the end ten thousand men one out of every six became casualties on that fateful day but the Union lines had heldHaving survived the incessant onslaught from the men in grey Union forces then placed the city of Atlanta under siege and the city’s inevitable fall would gain much needed positive publicity for Lincoln’s reelection campaign against the peace platform of former Union general George B McClell. Very accurate account of the Battle of Atlanta A bit dry but doesn t get bogged down either If you live in the metro Atlanta area I highly recommend this book You will be shocked at how many men fought and died on the soil beneath our feet and the roads we drive on This was an important maybe even pivotal battle in the Civil War which helped shaped the Nation we live in We still live with the choices and actions and their repercussions that occurred during and after the War More people should try and understand the history of the place where they live and this book describes a very important part of the history of where I live I m glad I read it

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Gary L. Ecelbarger ´ 0 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Gary L. Ecelbarger READ The Day Dixie Died One of the most dramatic and important battles ever to be waged on American soil the Battle of Atlanta changed the course of the Civil War and helped decide a presidential electionIn the North a growing peace movement and increasing criticism of President Abraham Lincoln’s conduct of the war threatened to halt US war efforts to save the Union On the morning of July 22 1864 Confederate forces under the command of General John Bell Hood suared off against the Army of the Tennessee led by General James B McPherson just southeast of AtlantaHaving replaced General Josep. The Battle Of AtlantaOn September 4 1864 General WT Sherman sent a famous telegram to President Lincoln Atlanta is ours and fairly won The fall of Atlanta transformed what appeared to be an upcoming defeat for Lincoln s bid for reelection into a strong victory In addition to its political impact the Union s capture of Atlanta proved to be an integral part of the Union military victoryApart from Sherman s telegram and Jefferson Davis decision to replace General Joseph Johnston with General John Hood the military actions that led to the fall of Atlanta have received little attention Hood was aggressive perhaps reckless where Johnston was extraordinarily cautious and defense minded Upon assuming command Hood fought three battles within ten days at Peachtree Creek Atlanta and Ezra Church which resulted in severe losses to the Army of Tennessee and allowed Sherman to take the city on September 1In his book The Day Dixie Died The Battle of Atlanta 2010 Civil War historian Gary Ecelbarger offers a detailed account of the pivotal battle in the capture of Atlanta the hard fought Battle of Atlanta of June 221862 I have read detailed histories of many Civil War battles but this book gave me my first close look at this battleFollowing the progress of a battle including the troop movements and the geographical landmarks can be confusing even for an experienced reader A virtue of Ecelbarger s account is that it is for the most part easy to follow Ecelbarger offers a clear account of complex movements over for me unfamiliar geographical terrain I could follow the progression of events relatively well even though I hadn t studied the details of this engagement beforeEcelbarger also admirably sets the stage for the battle and for the actions of the chief protagonists His judgments appear nuanced particularly as they involve Hood The Confederate commander is freuently portrayed as simply reckless and thoughtlessly aggressive Ecelbarger s history rehabilitates Hood in part by arguing for the need for aggressive countermeasures to stave off the Union advanceHood devised a plan to get in the rear or on the flank of the Army of the Tennessee East of Atlanta commanded by General James McPherson Ecelbarger draws parallels to Stonewall Jackson s flank attack at Chancellorsville He also points out critical differences the route to the Union rear was longer than that of Chancellorsville and Hood had little idea of the nature of the terrain his troops needed to cover The attack was delayed for several hours and with a good deal of luck the Union made adjustments which had the unintended effect of blunting the attack when it cameThe battle was fought on several fronts and centered on the possession of an elevation called Bald Hill which changed hands several times The Confederates attacked repeatedly and bravely and achieved some success before the Union rallied under General John Logan who had become the commander after McPherson was killed Although Ecelberger does not draw the parallels the course of the battle reminded me of Gettysburg in several ways Hancock s rushing in of reinforcements to save the day against Longstreet on the second day of the battle has strong similarities to the way the Battle of Atlanta developed I was reminded of the difficult Confederate attempts to take both Culps Hill and Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg At Gettysburg and at Atlanta Confederate efforts to take an elevated position against a smaller defending force failed due to terrain and to the effective use of artillery In addition as was the case at Gettysburg the Confederate attack was poorly coordinated among its various Corps commanders This was Hood s responsibility as the coordination difficulties at Gettysburg were Lee sEcelbarger s account emphasizes the tragedy of the Battle of Atlanta with its with its heavy loss of life on both sides His concluding chapter describes the significance of the battle and includes a discussion of the Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta painted in the 1880 s The Cyclorama remains prominently displayed in Atlanta todayThe aspect of this campaign that most fascinates me remains the replacement of Johnston by Hood Although Ecelberger makes a case for Hood s aggressiveness I was unconvinced His battle plan against the Army of the Tennessee strikes me as hastily conceived flawed and rash even though it had certain positive elements and even though Ecelberger attempts to rehabilitate it in part Perhaps a better course for the Confederacy would have been a long siege defense with the aim of holding Sherman at bay until after the presidential election Although many will disagree I tend to be sympathetic to Johnston In any event this is a well written thoughtful Civil War history I learned a great deal as well from the many excellent online reviews of this bookRobin Friedman

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Day Dixie Died
  • Gary L. Ecelbarger
  • English
  • 25 October 2019
  • 9780312563998