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ECW Podcast: Discussing the Atlanta Campaign (with Dave Powell)

160 years ago, William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston were squaring off in northeast Georgia as Sherman’s armies drove into the heart of the Deep South. The Atlanta Campaign would prove decisive to the Civil War’s outcome. Historian David Powell is chronicling that campaign in his latest body of work and joins the Emerging […]

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Book Review: The Cassville Affairs: Johnston, Hood, and the Failed Confederate Strategy in the Atlanta Campaign, 19 May 1864

The Cassville Affairs: Johnston, Hood, and the Failed Confederate Strategy in the Atlanta Campaign, 19 May 1864. By Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2024. Hardcover, 384 pp. $39.00. Reviewed by Darryl Smith Over the last several decades, history has been relatively favorable to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston while lambasting the efforts of […]

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Question of the Week: What’s your favorite site of the Atlanta Campaign?

Last week we asked about the Overland Campaign. For this week, what’s your favorite site to visit related to the Atlanta campaign?

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Welcome to the Atlanta Campaign

For most of 2022, I have been deeply immersed in the details and intricacies the Atlanta Campaign. My goal is to write a multi-volume series covering the entire operation from May 1 to September 7, 1864, with each volume covering roughly a months’ worth of activity. Admittedly ambitious, but I enjoy working on a large […]

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ECW Podcast: The Early Phases of the Atlanta Campaign

Steve Davis talks about the early phases of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign in this new podcast episode. His years of research on the campaign have resulted in seven books and national awards, including the Fletcher Pratt Award, the Richard Barksdale Harwell Award, and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. Don’t miss this closer look at one […]

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Podcast Additional Resources: “The Atlanta Campaign”

It’s all about the Atlanta Campaign this morning… Did you catch Chris and Steve’s discussion about the campaign last week? (Just subscribe or access your NCO Level account via Patreon to hear the details.) Did you know that Steve Davis wrote the two Atlanta books for the ECW series? We’ve rounded up links for those […]

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ECW Podcast “The Atlanta Campaign” Is Now Available

155 years ago, the Atlanta Campaign was well underway. In the newest Emerging Civil War Podcast episode, Chris Mackowski and Steve Davis–author of a number of works on the campaign–talk a bit about leadership, strategy, and some great stories from Georgia. This podcast is available to ECW Podcast subscribers at the NCO Subscription Level via Patreon.

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Question of the Week: Which major 1864 campaign was more impactful?

What 1864 campaign was more impactful on the war’s outcome: the Overland Campaign or the Atlanta Campaign? Why?

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Book Review: Miserable Little Conglomeration: A Social History of the Port Hudson Campaign

Miserable Little Conglomeration: A Social History of the Port Hudson Campaign. By Christopher Thrasher. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2023. Hardcover, 403 pp. $45.00. Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick Port Hudson was among the longest and most complicated campaigns of the Civil War, surpassed by Vicksburg and Petersburg, but little else. It was also […]

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