Movements and Positions in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
The Memoir of Colonel James T. Holmes, 52d Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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