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The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Civil War Skirmish in Bartow County, Georgia

The Battle of Allatoona Pass is a largely forgotten and overlooked battle. Sandwiched between the fall of Atlanta and the beginning of John Bell Hood’s invasion of Tennessee, the fight gets a cursory mention in histories. There are few books dedicated solely to the fight along the Western & Atlantic Railroad that fateful October morning. The battle produced casualty rates that equaled or exceeded the most famous battles of the war, with far fewer men engaged. The result was an intense, sharp battle that left mangled and dead upon the field a much larger percentage of soldiers actually engaged.

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"The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Civil War Skirmish in Bartow County, Georgia is another excellent effort by Brad Butkovich, adding to his work on the Civil War’s Western Theater. The book covers an often overlooked battle and campaign nestled between much larger and more famous efforts. Students of the Western Theater, those interested in John Bell Hood’s Confederate career in the West, and those looking for books on lesser known fights rather than the thousandth book on Gettysburg will find this a good read." -Brett Shulte, editor of TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog
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"One can never say never, but it is difficult to imagine a better battle history of Allatoona Pass emerging in the future. Surpassing all prior treatments by a wide mark, The Battle of Allatoona Pass fully meets, and frequently exceeds, the demanding expectations of today's Civil War battle study devotees. With this publication and his earlier Pickett's Mill manuscript, Butkovich is making a name for himself in the military historiography of the 1864 Georgia campaigns and one greatly looks forward to his next project." -Andrew Wagenhoffer, editor of Civil War Books and Authors
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