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Contact: Marie Maquar, 706-866-9287
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday July 12, 2014, inside the visitor center at Chickamauga Battlefield to talk about and sign his recent publication Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, July 20,1864.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert D. Jenkins, Sr, a Mississippi native, grew up in Chamblee, Georgia, where he first studied the Civil War as part of the fourth grade curriculum. Jenkins chose "War in Georgia" for a class project and has been hooked ever since. A graduate of Georgia Southern (BBA) and Mercer University (JD), Jenkins is an attorney in Dalton, Georgia.
Peach Tree Creek, located in Macon, Georgia, was the first of three battles in eight days in which General John B. Hood led the Confederate Army in desperate, but unsuccessful, attempts to repel the Federals encircling Atlanta. This particular battle started the South on a downward spiral from which she would never recover.
To meet Robert D. Jenkins and talk with him about the importance of the Battle of Peachtree Creek and its overall impact on Georgia, please join us this Saturday.