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What the Yankees Did to Us : Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta - Stephen Davis

What the Yankees Did to Us

Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta

Paperback Published: 1st September 2017
ISBN: 9780881466409
Number Of Pages: 277

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The name of Union general William T. Sherman is still reviled in Atlanta, 150 years after his soldiers devastated this important Georgia city. Thirty-seven days of artillery bombardment, July-August 1864, wrecked countless downtown buildings and killed perhaps a score of civilians. Longtime Atlantan Stephen Davis describes Sherman’s shelling in detail unmatched in the Civil War literature. After capturing Atlanta, Federal troops occupied the city for two and a half months during September-November, further tearing down more buildings to make their huts and fortifications. Before leading his army across Georgia to the sea, Sherman ordered the leveling of much of downtown. His soldiers took up torches on their own and set fires throughout town. The “Burning of Atlanta” is thus only part of the city’s wartime travail. Davis tells the story with a thoroughness and understanding that makes What the Yankees Did to Us the definitive work on the subject.

ISBN: 9780881466409
ISBN-10: 0881466409
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1st September 2017
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7

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