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Robert D. Jenkins, Sr.

A native of Mississippi, Robert D. Jenkins, Sr., grew up in Chamblee, Georgia, where he first studied the Civil War as part of the fourth-grade curriculum where he chose “War in Georgia” for a class project. He was hooked and has been at it ever since. A graduate of Georgia Southern (BA) and Mercer University (JD), Jenkins is an attorney in Dalton, Georgia.


Books by Robert D. Jenkins, Sr.

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The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, 20 July 1864
By author: Robert D. Jenkins Sr.
Product Code: H858
ISBN: 9780881463965
Product Format: Hardback
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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.
To the Gates of Atlanta: From Kennesaw Mountain to Peach Tree Creek, 1-19 July 1864
By author: Robert D. Jenkins Sr.
Product Code: H902
ISBN: 9780881465273
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To the Gates of Atlanta covers the period from the Confederate victory at Kennesaw Mountain, 27 June 1864, leading up to the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, 20 July 1864, and the first of four major battles for Atlanta that culminated in the Battle of Jonesboro, 31 August and 1 September 1864.

To the Gates of Atlanta also gives the important, but previously untold stories of the actions and engagements that befell the sleepy hamlet of Buckhead and the surrounding woods that today shelter many parts of Atlanta’s vast community. 

From Smyrna to Ruff’s Mill, Roswell to Vinings, Nancy Creek to Peach Tree Creek, and Moore’s Mill to Howell’s Mill, To the Gates of Atlanta tells the story of each as part of the larger story which led to the fall of The Gate City of the South.