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The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta
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The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Earl J. Hess


Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. Sherman's advancing armies as they tried to cut the last Confederate supply line into the city. Confederates under General Stephen D. Lee nearly overwhelmed the Union right flank, but Federals under General Oliver O. Howard decisively repelled every attack. After five hours of struggle, 5,000 Confederates lay dead and wounded, while only 632 Federals were lost. The result was another major step in She ... More

Keywords: Battle of Ezra Church, Civil War, Atlanta Campaign, John Bell Hood, William T. Sherman, Stephen D. Lee, Oliver O. Howard, battle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469622415
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl J. Hess, author