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Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. Sunday, July 5th , inside the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield. Beginning at 10:00, Jenkins will be available throughout the day to sign his books The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hoods first Sortie, July 20, 1864 and To the Gates of Atlanta: From Kennesaw Mtn to Peach Tree Creek, 1-19 July, 1864. Jenkins will also provide a special program at 1:00 p.m.
To the Gates of Atlanta covers the period from the Confederate victory at Kennesaw Mountain, 27, June, 1864, leading up to the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, 20 July, 1864 and answers long-sought mysteries surrounding the actions, the reasoning, and the results of the events that culminated into the fall of Atlanta and the end of the Confederacy.Readers will learn why President Davis believed that he had to replace General Johnston on the eve of a battle that he hoped would save the city and turn the tide of the War for the South.
Peach Tree Creek was the first of three battles in eight days in which Hood led the Confederate Army to 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Robert D. Jenkins, Sr., a native to Mississippi, grew up in Chamblee, Georgia. There he first learned about the Civil War during his fourth grade curriculum and chose "War in Georgia" as his glass project. Jenkins has been hooked ever since.A Graduate of Georgia Southern (BBA), and Mercer University (JD), Jenkins is an attorney at law.
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