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The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta (Civil War America)

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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, ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 18th 2015 by University of North Carolina Press (first published May 10th 2015)
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Matthew Bartlett
Jul 10, 2015 Matthew Bartlett rated it it was amazing
The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta is another gem in the collection of works written by Earl J. Hess. As he has done in the past, Hess has been able to take a subject or a campaign and give it a whole new light. Just as he had accomplished with field fortifications during the Civil War, he brings the same academia and excellence to this battle in the Atlanta Campaign. Starting with the maneuvers of both armies all the way to the conclusion of the battle, The Battle of Ezra ...more
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Jun 08, 2015 Dale rated it really liked it
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During the Atlanta campaign in the Summer of 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis changed the nature of the campaign with the simple stroke of a pen.

Up to that point, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman was slowly forcing his way southward towards Atlanta by way of a series of flanking maneuvers. His opponent, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, was slowly r
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Peggy
Apr 27, 2015 Peggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The battle of Ezra Church

Earl Hess has written the only detailed history of the Civil War battle of Ezra Church that I know of.
This book is not for those casual readers of Civil war books. It is book for those serious students of the war.
Ezra Church was part of the battle for Atlanta and is usually overlooked as an individual battle.

Mr Hess does a fine job telling the story of Ezra Church.
Damon Hall
Aug 11, 2015 Damon Hall rated it really liked it
Good book about a battle that doesn't get much attention. Part of a campaign that has not received the attention it deserves. I always enjoy Mr. Hess' written, there were decent maps and all and all a good book.
Michael Wynn
Apr 13, 2015 Michael Wynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book

An great book on the Battle of Ezra Church. The detail of the battle and the human side of the story are both together due.
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