In 1864 Abraham Lincoln had privately predicted his defeat in the impending election, but ten days later Atlanta fell, assuring his victory. General Jacob D. Cox (1828-1900) played a key role in the Union success at Atlanta, a city of profound strategic and political significance. At Kenesaw Mountain in June, his division seized a ridge opposite the Confederate left, allowing Sherman to flank the Confederates out of their prepared position in late August Cox's men served the city's final rail line, forcing Hood's evacuation ...

Sherman's Battle For Atlanta 1994, Da Capo Press Inc

ISBN-13: 9780306805882

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