The Battle of Allatoona Pass: Civil War Skirmish in Bartow County Ga.
by Brad Butkovich
History Press, 2014
Another outstanding book by Mr. Butkovich. It is written in the same style as his previous book on Pickett’s Mill and closely examines a battle that was one of the bloodiest, but is often overlooked. It is an easy and fast read of 128 pages. Brad’s attention to detail is outstanding and the maps the he draws for the book are great. I really like how the events leading up to the battle are detailed as well as the battle itself. He personalizes the events that take place by using the personal accounts from participants. This is what really sets Brad’s book apart from others. Sure, the tactical events are all detailed, but by using these personal accounts, it really humanizes the events that took place.
I highly recommend this book. I also recommend reading it and then taking a walk around the remains of the battle field to help add some perspective to what you read.
It is available on Amazon here: The Battle of Allatoona Pass