Civil War Series
The Campaign for Atlanta
Cover: War Is Hell, by Mort
Künstler. Copyright 1991 Mort Künstler, Inc.
depicts Sherman abandoning Atlanta during his March to the
TEXT BY ALBERT CASTEL
Thanks to Bill Scaife, Dennis Kelly, and the interpretive staff at
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Maps by Laura Kriegstrom
Poracsky from Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864
by Albert Castel, courtesy of Mr. Castel and the University Press of
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|Key for photo and illustration identification:|
|BL||Battles and Leaders of the Civil War|
|LC||Library of Congress, Washington, DC|
|NA||National Archives, Washington, DC|
|NPS||National Park Service|
|USAMHI||United States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA|
Want to Learn
The following books are suggested reading for
additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles:
Richard M. McMurray, Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the
Confederacy (Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press,
2001), Marc Wortman, The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning
of Atlanta (New York: Public Affairs, 2009), Russell S.
Bonds, War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning
of Atlanta (Chicago: Westholme Publishing, 2009),
Stephen Davis, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston,
and the Yankee Heavy Battalions (Wilmington: SR Books,
2001), as well as Richard M. McMurry, The Road Past
Kennesaw: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 (Washington, DC:
National Park Service, 1972).