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The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Civil War Skirmish in Bartow County, Georgia

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In the 1840s, engineers blasted through 175 feet of earth and bedrock at Allatoona Pass, Georgia, to allow passage of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Little more than twenty years later, both the Union and Confederate armies fortified the hills and ridges surrounding the gorge to deny the other passage during the Civil War. In October 1864, the two sides met in a ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published June 15th 2014)
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Steven Peterson
Mar 21, 2015 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
After William Tecumseh Sherman's capture of Atlanta, Confederate John Bell Hood decided upon some creative trouble-making. One element in this was attacking Sherman's communications, such as a rail line that provided supplies and other materials of value. One of the targets selected by Hood was the Allatoona Pass, where a rail line passed. Union troops defended this. Sherman has General John Corse reinforce the fortifications, as an index of how valuable this place was.

Hood deputed General Samue
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Matthew Bartlett
Aug 13, 2014 Matthew Bartlett rated it it was amazing

Outside The Official Records, little has been written about The Battle of Allatoona Pass and to some people, it does not seem like an important enough event in the final year of the Civil War. Brad Butkovich shows us in this work that there is a lot to learn about from the battle and does so with excitement and vigor. His well versed narrative on the subject proves that while the annals of Civil War history have spoken very little about this battle, it was a very important engagement. While the
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Brent
Jan 17, 2016 Brent rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of local history and the American Civil War
Recommended to Brent by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
This is a compelling short book about a short, vicious skirmish, 150 pages of well-told and researched history.
The Battle of Allatoona Pass is worth revisiting, both in person and in this fine book, as the site, now the high ground beside Lake Allatoona, is one of the most fascinating historic sites I have ever seen.
Highly recommended.
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awesome book , I can't put it down! Best book on the battle so far.
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Jul 09, 2014 Kent Beck rated it liked it
Big story of a small battle. Brings the details of combat to life. Recommended for Civil War buffs.
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