The Western Confederacy's Final Gamble: From Atlanta to Franklin to Nashville

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After Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's forces ravaged Atlanta in 1864, Ulysses S. Grant urged him to complete the primary mission Grant had given him: to destroy the Confederate Army in Georgia. Attempting to draw the Union army north, General John Bell Hood's Confederate forces focused their attacks on Sherman's supply line, the railroad from Chattanooga, and then moved across north Alabama and into Tennessee. As Sherman initially followed Hood's men to protect the railroad, Hood hoped to lure the Union forces out ...

The Western Confederacy's Final Gamble: From Atlanta to Franklin to Nashville 2013, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781621900108

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