Movements and Positions in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

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

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FALL 2018

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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 first-hand 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)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7312-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3421-0
Imprint: McFarland