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  • Hardcover
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  • The Day Dixie Died
  • Gary L. Ecelbarger
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 9780312563998

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Free download The Day Dixie Died ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. First class historical writing although it s geared toward ber 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 Three Railway Engines you re looking for poetry and beauty and strong personalities and rousing speeches read Jeff Shaara If The Heiress In His Bed 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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Free download The Day Dixie Died ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 think Jonesboro August 31 September 1 was the one because it closed the remaining supply line to the outside and forced Hood s retreat That gave Sherman Atlanta and Lincoln the election November 8 Or one could say Dixie officially died any day a major force surrendered as at Appomattox or Durham Station or when President Johnson declared the rebellion s end on August 20 1866 Take your pickWhat made the book a pleasure to read was the play by play with excellent maps thirteen by George Skoch depicting the actions as the battle develops it isn t often I find such good descriptions especially on this campaign I see he has also covered Ezra Church in another book now on my radar

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Free download The Day Dixie Died ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 seemed an insurmountable one In Louisiana General Bank s joint Army Navy Red River Campaign ended in an inglorious rout Rebel forces went on the offensive in Louisiana and Arkansas In Virginia Grant and Meade s enormous Army of the Potomac was soundly thrashed at the Wilderness in May and impaled upon Confederate works at Spotsylvania North Anna and mercilessly mowed down at Cold Harbor Further defeats on the Peninsula in front of Richmond and in the Shenandoah likewise added to Yankee misery In northern Georgia however the news was mysterious Sherman commander of the combined Federal forces just south of Chattanooga had cut his forces off from media interference and his campaign southward to Atlanta was one of guesstimates from those both at home and in WashingtonGeneral Sherman for ten weeks would fight and maneuver his way south playing a lethal chess match with General Joe Johnston who managed to stay one step ahead of Sherman if he could never truly stop him Johnston s Rebels would win nearly all of the tactical encounters in northern Georgia sometimes spectacularly so and inflict heavier losses However Sherman s willingness to merely flank the Rebels and force them to backpedal to the next defensive position was inexorable Even Johnston s lopsided triumph at Kennesaw Mountain in June was made moot by Sherman s swinging around Johnston yet againFor failing to stop Sherman north of the Chattahootchie and for failing to launch a counteroffensive to take advantage of the several tactical successes he had achieved Johnston was relieved and replaced by John Bell Hood Thus sets the stage for Gary Ecelbarger s excellent study on a very ignored yet decisive battle of the War Between the States The Lincoln Administration awash in broken hearted criticism from a war weary and anguished Northern populace desperately needed a triumph to offset the news of tactical whippings and horrifying casualties coming from the various fronts With Grant locked in a bloody stalemate in trench warfare outside Richmond Petersburg and with Confederate forces on the offensive in the Shenandoah the Administrations eyes turned to Sherman and Atlanta Sherman looked to invest the city by swinging around to its right or east a stratagem he had used nearly flawlessly thus far in the campaign against the brilliant yet overly cautious Joe Johnston Now with Hood replacing him Sherman expected to have to fight hard for AtlantaHood proved him correct This is the tale of this book Following an initial failed offensive strike against the Army of the Cumberlandhaving crossed the Chattahootchie north of Atlanta on 20 July at Peachtree Creek Hood looked to hit the opposite end of the Federal line and smash into the Army of the Tennessee which had on 21 July seized the eminence of Bald Hill from Cleburne s Division in a bloody affair Hood looked to catch the Federals in a flank attack much like Jackson s at Chancellorsville that would roll up and devastate the Union AotT Following this Hood would in turn roll up the flanks of both the Army of the Ohio and the AoC pressing the routed and disorganized Yankees north of the Chattahootchie where Hood hoped to block any further Yankee advances It was a bold plan and despite it s oft panned source was a very good one absent the operational and strategic flights of fancy Hood would be prone towards later in the war Ecelbarger narrates the story well using both Federal and Rebel accounts to weave a fast paced rousing narrative that tells the tale in the dramatic way it deserves of one of the wars most decisive yet ignored battles The 22 July Battle of Atlanta Decatur most commonly just called the Battle of Atlanta saw the Rebels of Hardee s and Cheatham s Corps hurl themselves at the works held by the Union AotT Despite being poorly organized and timed not tomention being made with ranks thinned by exhaustion and the brutal heat and humidity the Rebels under Cleburne and of Cheatham s Corps managed than once to break the Federal lines General James McPherson commanding the Federal AotT was killed early in the fighting the highest ranking Union officer to fall in the war and the Union left flank was rolled up and nearly crushed before stout Federal resistance denied the Rebels a true breakthrough Joseph Wheeler s Southern cavaliers were bested by the Federals in their attempt to seize Decatur and pounce upon the Yankee rear though they did wreak havoc on the Union logistical train and although Cheatham s Corps did break the Federal center and threaten to crush the entire AotT a brilliant counterattack led by Union General John Black Jack Logan drove the Southerners from their gains and restored the lines Hood didn t realize just how close he had come to realizing his ambitions till after the battle and he failed to act to take advantage of Cheatham s huge success late in the day A final assault on the Federal left this time on Bald Hill by Cleburne s Division though ferocious and lasting through the night in a rare nocturnal battle failed to dislodge the Yankees The battle was a resounding Union success than making up for the pain and misery thus far felt in northern Georgia Roughly 6000 Rebels were lost in the days fighting as opposed to roughly 4000 Federals Rebel assaults were mostly poorly organized mistimed and with the exception of Cheatham s Corps made practically piecemeal Also the Rebel artillery played nearly no role in the battle at all a major failing that uite frankly is unforgivable considering at least the morale value of the big guns banging away in support Hood realized following this defeat that any realistic hope of saving Atlanta was lost Sherman would continue to swing to either side of the city and slowly invest in from three sides Both sides mourned the death of McPherson When news reached him in Virginia of McPherson s passing Grant retired to his tent and wept over his dear friend Sherman was stunned and even Hood McPherson s West Point classmate and friend in the pre war Army wrote a heartfelt eulogy which was passed through the lines to the Federal command However McPherson did not die in vain Despite meeting privately with Frederick Douglas where Lincoln was convinced he was about to lose the coming election and that the Democrats might negotiate away the Emancipation Proclamation in order to bring the South to the peace table ensuring Douglas sent agents into the South to spread the word of the Proclamation and to coerce slaves to make their way north the Battle of Atlanta was the decisive turning point of the war While the South had lost the chance to win the war militarily by 1864 they still hoped to win the war politically by whittling down Northern political will by making the conuest of the Confederate States seem like an impossibility They very nearly succeeded Northern civilian will nearly cracked under the strain of losses which were hugely in favor of the smaller yet nimble and incredibly lethal Rebel armies And yet they persevered and the Northern armies did not in the end fail them In the Shenandoah Sheridan won three smashing victories in a month in both Louisiana and Arkansas the Rebel offensives came to naught and the great Rebel invasion of Missouri ended in disaster Yet the first major Domino to fall was the 22 July Union triumph at the Battle of Atlanta The string of late summer and autumn Federal successes ensured Lincoln s re election and sealed the fate of the Southern Confederacy And as Gary Ecelbarger so wonderfully shows in thia book July 22 1864 truly was the day Dixie died


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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger 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 reel

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    Free read The Day Dixie Died Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Gary L. Ecelbarger Gary L. Ecelbarger Ü 5 Read & Download 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

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    Free read The Day Dixie Died PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Gary L. Ecelbarger 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger The author Gary Ecelbarger kinda oversells it but is interesting to see a moment in time when the future was unknownNaively we look back and know the Union won the Civil War freeing all the slaves Lincoln is arguably the greatest presidentHo

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger 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 almost completely ignores the earlier Battle of Peachtree Creek while this might seem unfair after all the book

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Day Dixie Died] AUTHOR Gary L. Ecelbarger For those interested in books on war and in particular the Civil War this is a terrific account of the Battle of Atlanta not the part that took place near where we live which is known as the Battle of Peachtree Creek It takes a bit of concentration to read since the battle descriptions are very detailed However one feels

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