Book Review: The Battle of Resaca

The Battle of Resaca
By Philip L. Secrist
Published by Mercer University Press

This is one of the few, if not the only, book dedicated just to the Battle of Resaca along General Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.  It is a fairly short book and a fast read with around 100 pages.  The maps in the book are very good and show troop locations with modern roads, which really helps you understand the battlefield when you see it.  I also like the inclusion of period images.  The book is in two parts.  The first part is about the battle itself and the second part is about the rediscovery of the battlefield during the construction of I-75.  A very interesting book as a whole and I was really interested in the second part and how they were able to identify locations and units on the battlefield based on artifacts uncovered.  If you are a Civil War buff and have an interest in the Atlanta Campaign, then this would be a good fast read for you.

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