Movements and Positions in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

The Memoir of Colonel James T. Holmes, 52d Ohio Volunteer Infantry


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About the Book

Published here for the first time, the Civil War combat memoir of Lieutenant Colonel James Taylor Holmes of the 52nd Ohio Volunteers presents a richly detailed firsthand account of the action on Cheatham’s Hill during the June 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Written in 1915, Holmes’ insightful narrative, with original hand-drawn diagrams, differs on key points from the accepted scholarship on troop movements and positions at Kennesaw, and contests the legitimacy of a battlefield monument.
An extensive introduction and annotations by historian Mark A. Smith provide a brief yet comprehensive overview of the battle and places Holmes’ document in historical context.

About the Author(s)

Garth D. Bishop is the great-grandson of Col. James Taylor Holmes. He lives in Hopewell Junction, New York.
Mark A. Smith is a professor at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

James T. Holmes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 163
Bibliographic Info: 29 photos, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7312-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3421-0
Imprint: McFarland