Kolb's Farm
Civil War Georgia


American Civil War
June 22, 1864

On the night of June 18-19, General Joseph E. Johnston, fearing envelopment, moved his army to a new, previously selected position astride Kennesaw Mountain, an entrenched arc-shaped line to the west of Marietta, to protect his supply line, the Western & Atlantic Railroad.

Having encountered entrenched Rebels astride Kennesaw Mountain stretching southward, Sherman fixed them in front and extended his right wing to envelop their flank and menace the railroad.

Joe Johnston countered by moving John B. Hood's corps from the left flank to the right on June 22.

Arriving in his new position at Mt. Zion Church, Hood decided, on his own, to attack. Warned of Hood's intentions, Union generals John Schofield and Joseph Hooker entrenched.

Union artillery and swampy terrain thwarted Hood's attack and forced him to withdraw with costly casualties.

Although the victor, Sherman's attempts at envelopment had momentarily failed.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Cobb County

Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign

Date(s): June 22, 1864

Principal Commanders: Major General John M. Schofield and Major General Joseph Hooker [US]; Lieutenant General John B. Hood [CS]

Forces Engaged: Two corps [US]; Hood s Corps [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 1,350 total (US 350; CS 1,000)


The Atlanta Campaign of 1864

The operations of the Union and Confederate armies from the perspective of the soldiers and the top generals. He offers new accounts and analyses of the major events of the campaign, and, in the process, corrects many long-standing myths, misconceptions, and mistakes. He challenges the standard view of Sherman's performance.




Atalanta Campaign Map


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Civil War Firearms

Standard Catalog of
Civil War Firearms

Over 700 photographs and a rarity scale for each gun, this comprehensive guide to the thousands of weapons used by Billy Yank and Johnny Reb will be indispensable for historians and collectors.
Atlanta Campaign - Civil War Panoramic Map
Atlanta Campaign - Civil War Panoramic Map
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Civil War Revolver Pistol
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Lodge Logic Camp Dutch Oven
Large 8 quart cast iron oven. The legs are for ease of use in campfires. Flanged lid to place coals on top of oven. Great for stews, chilli, roasts (wild game) and complete recipes for everything including old-fashioned bread. A must for reenactors villages.

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Cast Iron Waffle Iron
12 Inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Full size military Camp Cot
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Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas
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To Honor These Men: A History of the Phillips Georgia Legion Infantry Battalion
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This Terrible Sound
This Terrible Sound
The Battle of Chickamauga

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White Tecumseh
The White Tecumseh: A Biography of General William T. Sherman

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Sherman Invades Georgia
Sherman Invades Georgia: Planning the North Georgia Campaign Using a Modern Perspective

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The Atlanta Campaign: A Civil War Driving Tour of Atlanta-Area Battlefields

The Battle of Peachtree Creek:
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This is a cd and a map packaged like an audiobook. Tour beautiful Atlanta neighborhoods while listening to audio describe the battle of Peachtree Creek. The route winds seven miles through the hills south of Buckhead before ending in Tanyard Creek Park on Collier Road.

The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns
This book contains an examination of the army that General William Tecumseh Sherman led through Georgia and the Carolinas, in late 1864 and early 1865. Instead of being just another narrative of the March to the Sea and Carolina campaigns, however, Glatthaar's book is a look at the individuals that composed the army. In it, he examines the social and ideological backgrounds of the men in Sherman's army, and evaluates how they felt about various factors of the war--slavery, the union, and, most significantly, the campaign in which they were participating. The result is a fascinating look at Sherman's campaigns through the eyes of the everyday soldier. Amazon Reviewer

The Children of Pride: Selected letters of the family of the Rev. Dr. Charles Colcock Jones from the years 1860-1868
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Guide to the Atlanta Campaign: Rocky Face Ridge to Kennesaw Mountain
Following the capture of Chattanooga, the Union initiated battles and operations that took it from the Tennessee border to the outskirts of Atlanta. Bloody confrontations at places such as Resaca and New Hope Church. Grant had ordered Sherman to penetrate the enemy's interior and inflict "all the damage you can against their War resources,"

Savannah
A large Union army led by Sherman leaves Chattanooga and northern Georgia camps and marches south to Atlanta and ultimately arrives at the coastal city of Savannah, laying waste to the territory through which it passes

The Battle of Resaca:
Atlanta Campaign, 1864

Ideal book for a Civil War buff. Take it with you if you visit the site. Written accounts from the soldiers that stormed across the hills put you in the moment. Several good maps and even pictures taken a few days after the battle help take you out of your living room and into the past



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