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From: "Eric Peterson" <>
Subject: Re: [SUVCW] Battle of Atlanta
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:50:23 -0400
A very nice article that tragically points out the lost opportunity of
preservation in the Atlanta area. I do disagree with the author's assertion
that the Battle of Atlanta was more significant that Stone's River.
If Bragg had played that battle right, he well could have turned back the
tide of the Union advance. Possibly prolonging the war for a year or more.
As it was, he delayed Rosecrans next move for six months at Stones River.
By the time of the Battle of Atlanta, the Confederate Army under Hood had
almost no chance of preventing the fall of Atlanta. His attacks at Peachtree
Creek and then at Atlanta (Decatur) only burned up precious man power that
he could ill afford to lose.
His other course of action would have been to settle in for a seige. This
would have lead to the eventual fall of Atlanta but perhaps he could have
delayed the fall until after the general election of 1864 which could have
had strategic implications.
The tragedy of the development of this battlefield around Atlanta should
serve as a clear warning of what happens when we fail to preserve these
sites. As the author points out, very few residents are aware of the
fighting that took place in their community.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Everett Blevins" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 11:50 PM
Subject: [SUVCW] Battle of Atlanta
I was sent an interesting website that included this part on the Battle of
Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA • Blevins Historical Research
110 Evergreen Way • Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
Historic Preservation Consultant -- Historical and Architectural Research --
Genealogical (Family) Research -- Preservation Planning and Documentation --
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