Allatoona Pass

A Needless Effusion of Blood

William Scaife

Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Illustration :
5 images, 5 maps
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ISBN : 9781611214178
Pages : 66
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From the author of The Campaign for Atlanta and Hood’s Tennessee Campaign comes a comprehensive account of events surrounding one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles at Allatoona Pass. Just short of five weeks after the fall of Atlanta, a Confederate division of 3,300 men under General Samuel French was sent to capture the Union fort at Allatoona pass protecting the vital Western and Atlantic Railroad in Bartow County, Georgia. Holding it was Brig. Gen. John M. Corse’s small command. The Confederate attack on October 5 was pressed hard, but the Union garrison held in one of the most gallant defenses of the war. Casualties were high in one of the bloodiest small battles of the Civil War. Complete with diary entries, military communications, photographs, battle and fortification maps, and lists of Federal and Confederate forces involved in the campaign.

About The Author

William R. Scaife was a 1954 Georgia Tech graduate who earned degrees in architecture and engineering. He worked in the fields at different firms and as a consultant before retiring in 1983. Bill had always been a history buff, but the World War II veteran of the 82nd Airborne's passion caught fire when he researched his grandfather, Dr. William R. Scaife, who had been a Civil War surgeon. He is the author of many books, including Allatoona Pass: A Needless Effusion of Blood, and The Campaign for Atlanta. Bill passed away in 2009.

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