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)
James T. Holmes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 29 photos, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2018