The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Like Lions at Bay (Volume 3)

The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Like Lions at Bay (Volume 3) by Jamie Gillum 1511401281 9781511401289
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"Like Lions at Bay" is the third and final volume chronicling the story of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This volume covers the 1864 Dalton revivals and famous snowball fight, Resaca, Rocky Face Ridge, Cassville, Ellsberry Mountain, New Hope Church line, Kennesaw Mountain and the withdrawal across the Chattahoochee River toward Atlanta. New information is gleaned from the Battles of Peachtree Creek and Atlanta. Their experiences during the siege of Atlanta are detailed as well as the fights at Jonesboro and Lovejoy Station. The movement to Tennessee and the slaughter at Franklin, as well as the catastrophe at Nashville, are explained in detail. The Sixteenths role in the rear guard is chronicled during the armys retreat to Mississippi. Finally, the movement to North Carolina, their role at Bentonville, the surrender and return home are detailed. Appendices detail unit strengths, organization, clothing and equipment issues as well as casualties by battle. This is the story of the Sixteenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. Where they were, who they fought and what they did is chronicled in this day by day account of the lives of the boys in this Confederate regiment. This study is written in three volumes, each covering about sixteen months of the war. From an immense number of surviving sources including letters, diaries (some never published) and memoirs comes the fascinating story of common soldiers in the most trying and difficult ordeal of their lives. A great reference for those interested in the Army of Tennessee, Cheathams Division or Donelsons/Wrights/Carters/Maneys Brigades. Volume I - April 1861 to August 1862 - chronicles their organization and their campaigns in the mountains of Virginia, the South Carolina coast and the contest for Corinth, Mississippi with preparations for the Kentucky Campaign. Volume II - September 1862 to December 1863 - includes the Battles of Perryville, Murfressboro, the Tullahoma Campaign, the Battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and withdrawal to Dalton, Georgia. Volume III - January 1864 thru May 1865 - includes the battles and skirmishes of the Atlanta Campaign (Resaca, Marietta, July 20th and 22nd), Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, the retreat from Tennessee with the final battle at Bentonville. It also chronicles their return home and the hardships that faced the men and their families. Learn their hopes, their joys and their fears in this consolidated diary of a regiment of Tennessee volunteers. Experience triumph, death, desertion and despair alongside the men who lived it and continued Tennessees legacy of bravery and patriotism in Americas greatest struggle.

Author: Jamie Gillum

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 302

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-12-03

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