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The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc.   By: (1831-1916)

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Grenville Mellen Dodge's "The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc." is a captivating and deeply insightful account of one of the pivotal moments in American history. As a firsthand witness and active participant in the events discussed, Dodge brings a unique and unparalleled perspective to this detailed chronicle.

The book primarily focuses on the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War and explores other key campaigns and events as well. Dodge's thorough research and extensive knowledge of the subject matter are evident throughout, as he presents a balanced and comprehensive examination of the military strategies, engagements, and political context surrounding these pivotal moments in the war.

One of the book's most striking aspects is Dodge's ability to transport the reader back in time, vividly recreating the sights, sounds, and emotions of the battlefields. Through his meticulous attention to detail, readers gain a profound understanding of the hardships, sacrifices, and valiant efforts of the soldiers involved. It is this level of nuance that makes Dodge's work stand out among other historical accounts.

Moreover, "The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc." offers valuable insights into the minds and motivations of key figures in the Civil War, as well as the societal and political climate of the time. Dodge skillfully weaves together personal anecdotes, military analysis, and historical context, providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of the conflicts and their significance.

However, at times, the book may feel overwhelming due to the extensive military and strategic details provided. Some readers may find themselves struggling to keep up with the numerous named battles, locations, and troop movements. Nonetheless, this meticulous attention to detail also serves as a testament to the author's commitment to providing an accurate and comprehensive account.

Overall, Dodge's "The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc." is an exceptional historical work that sheds light on a critical chapter in American history. Seamlessly blending personal experiences with astute analysis, the author brings the Civil War to life, allowing readers to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the sacrifices made by those who fought. This book is an invaluable resource for history enthusiasts, Civil War scholars, and anyone eager to delve into the intricacies of this defining period in American history.

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[Illustration: MAJOR GENERAL GRENVILLE M. DODGE Commander Department of the Missouri 1865.]


BY Major General Grenville M. Dodge




The Southwestern Campaign 9 Letter of General Dodge to his Father 35 The Battle of Atlanta 39 Letter to General Raum 53 The Indian Campaigns of 1864 65 63 The Indian Campaigns of 1865 66 79 Campaign up the Tennessee River Valley 111 The Army of the Tennessee 129 The Campaign in the West 137 A Talk to Old Comrades 145 General Grant 151 Use of Block Houses During the Civil War 159 An Incident of the War 165 Gen. G. M. Dodge on the Water Cure 173 Misplaced Sympathy 177


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