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Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907
By author: Carolyn Newton Curry
Product Code: P508
ISBN: 9780881465327
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Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was an intelligent, spirited woman bornin 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the age of fourteen she began and kept a diary for forty-one years, documenting her life before, during, and after the Civil War. In 1851 she graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. Then in 1852 she married her Princeton-educated husband expecting to live a charmed life. However, with the coming of the Civil War and its aftermath, her life changed forever. Thomas experienced loss of wealth, bankruptcy, the death of loved ones, serious illness, and devastating family strife. In 1893, Thomas moved to Atlanta where she became active in many women’s organizations. She found comfort in her work with the Women’s Christian Union and the Suffrage Movement, and began producing articles for newspapers that describe her work after the war. In 1899 Thomas was elected president of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. Because of her own losses, she was sensitive to the well-being of other women. Her life is an amazing story of survival and transformation that speaks to women in our own time.

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, 20 July 1864
By author: Robert D. Jenkins Sr.
Product Code: H858
ISBN: 9780881463965
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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The Battle of Peach Tree Creek marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, for it turned the page from the patient defense displayed by General Joseph E. Johnston to the bold offense called upon by his replacement, General John Bell Hood. Until this point in the campaign, the Confederates had fought primarily in the defensive from behind earthworks, forcing Federal commander William T. Sherman to either assault fortified lines, or go around them in flanking moves. At Peach Tree Creek, the roles would be reversed for the first time, as Southerners charged Yankee lines.
The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864
By author: Philip Secrist
Product Code: P413
ISBN: 9780881462074
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 102
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The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts: the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman as army field commanders. The two-day battle of Resaca proved to be an experience for Sherman that would cause him to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the campaign that followed. Eventually, Yankees would capture Atlanta in September, and the timing of Atlanta’s fall would have a profound political impact on the reelection of an American president and subsequently, the outcome of the war.
The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1853-1863h919
Edited by: Vincent Joseph Dooley, Samuel Norman Thomas Jr.   Foreword by: Emory M. Thomas
Product Code: H927
ISBN: 9780881466041
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Greatly loved by those who served under him, Lieutenant Colonel William Gaston Delony possessed three admirable attributes: “commanding presence, bull dog courage, and superb generalship.” THE LEGION'S FIGHTING BULLDOG relays the story of a young man, on the cusp of a promising law career in the 1850s who comes to the conclusion that his way of life, and that of his neighbors, is about to change forever. Interwoven with those of his wife, Rosa Eugenia Huguenin, the Delony correspondence furnishes us a window into the lives of independent individuals during the Civil War who also happened to be well-placed in society due to birth. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Delony was well educated for the period. A lawyer prior to the war, his tremendous inherent tenacity and fighting ability made him the first Georgia Bulldog.
The South : A Tour of Its Battlefields And Ruined Cities, A Journey Through the Desolated States, and Talks with the People 1867
By author: John Townsend Trowbridge
Product Code: P310
ISBN: 9780865549692
Pages: 590
Product Format: Paperback
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After the American Civil War, New England journalist John Townsend Trowbridge traveled through the unreconstructed South, talking to older aristocrats, common citizens, Confederate veterans, freed slaves, traveling vagabonds, and the poorer classes–all profoundly affected by one of America's greatest tragedies.

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