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Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War by Earl J. Hess (review)

Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War by Earl J. Hess (review) notes 1. Willie Lee Rose, Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964). leeanna keith is the author of When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War (Hill and Wang, 2020) and The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2008). Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War. By Earl J. Hess. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. 408. Cloth, $45.00.) Near the beginning of Fighting for Atlanta, Earl Hess notes the break- down in the supply of shovels to the Confederate Army of Tennessee by July 1864. This is a crucial development in an account of the interplay of tac- tics, terrain, and trenches in the campaign for Atlanta. Logistics mattered, in the ultimately unsuccessful defense of Atlanta as elsewhere, and Hess’s Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation (2017) focuses on that very subject. After a brief overview of the campaign’s personnel and tactics, the text follows a chronological chapter order. This book is struc- tured in line with Hess’s trilogy on Civil War trench warfare, and it will be most appealing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War by Earl J. Hess (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 10 (1) – Mar 2, 2020

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notes 1. Willie Lee Rose, Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964). leeanna keith is the author of When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War (Hill and Wang, 2020) and The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2008). Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War. By Earl J. Hess. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. 408. Cloth, $45.00.) Near the beginning of Fighting for Atlanta, Earl Hess notes the break- down in the supply of shovels to the Confederate Army of Tennessee by July 1864. This is a crucial development in an account of the interplay of tac- tics, terrain, and trenches in the campaign for Atlanta. Logistics mattered, in the ultimately unsuccessful defense of Atlanta as elsewhere, and Hess’s Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation (2017) focuses on that very subject. After a brief overview of the campaign’s personnel and tactics, the text follows a chronological chapter order. This book is struc- tured in line with Hess’s trilogy on Civil War trench warfare, and it will be most appealing

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 2, 2020

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