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Atlanta: The Battle for the Heart of the South

Ulysses S. Grant will fight a total war in 1864. He will take on Robert E. Lee in Virginia while his most trusted general, William Tecumseh Sherman marches on Atlanta. Initially Sherman's goal is to keep the western confederate armies occupied so they cannot reinforce Lee. But, when Grant's campaign fails, and Lincoln's reelection is at stake, the whole war effort rests on Sherman's success in taking Atlanta. If Sherman fails, Lincoln will probably lose the election and the new president will sue for peace.

Includes battles of: Battle of Buzzard's Roost, Battle of Resaca, Battle of Cassville, Battle of New Hope Church, Battle of Pickett's Mill, Battle of Dallas, Battle of Kolb's Knob, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of Peachtree Creek, Battle of the Bald Hill, Battle of Ezra Church, Battle of Flint River, and Battle of Jonesboro. Battle of Atlanta.

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George Thomas   John Bell Hood
  Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864; Albert Castel; 1992; University of Kansas Press,  
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