Earl J. Hess: The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

Offering new and definitive interpretations of the battle’s place within the Atlanta campaign, Earl J. Hess describes how several Confederate regiments and brigades made a pretense of advancing but then stopped partway to the objective and took cover for the rest of the afternoon on July 20. Hess shows that morale played an unusually important role in determining the outcome at Peach Tree Creek—a soured mood among the Confederates and overwhelming confidence among the Federals spelled disaster for one side and victory for the other. Continue Reading Earl J. Hess: The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

Excerpt: The Civil War in the West, by Earl J. Hess

The attack at Fort Donelson proved to be anything but easy. In fact, the Federals tackled a job that was far more difficult than taking Fort Henry. Continue Reading Excerpt: The Civil War in the West, by Earl J. Hess

Announcing new e-book series from UNC Press

UNC Press announces new digital-only book series: UNC Press Civil War Shorts, featuring excerpts from full-length books, and Omnibus E-Books, multi-book bundles. Continue Reading Announcing new e-book series from UNC Press