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The Battle of Atlanta: A Paper Read by General M D Leggett, Before the Society of the Army of Tennessee, October 18th, 1883 At Cleveland
[Cleveland, Ohio]: John A. Davies, Printer 134 St. Clair St, 1883. First Edition. Wraps. Near fine. Approx. 9" x 6" stitched, printed gray wraps. 28 pages. Page 5 has a short correction written in the margin. Near fine condition. Included with the wraps is an Atlanta Standard Oil map depicting an illustration from the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama in Grant Park on the front cover; a misc. volume from the Time-Life series titled "Battles for Atlanta- Sherman Moves East"; and a souvenir soft cover titled "The Atlanta Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta." The condition of the book, map and soft cover is very good. General Leggett's actions during the Battle of Atlanta resulted in the capture of Bald's Hill outside Atlanta on July 21st, 1864. His units repulsed the Confederate attack the following day on July 22nd forcing the Confederates to retreat. Bald Hill, renamed Leggett's Hill after the Union victory, was located between the City of Atlanta and Decatur and was the high point just outside Atlanta. The capture of the hill allowed the Federals a clear view and the ability to fire cannon shots into Atlanta just 2 miles away. Leggett's Hill remained a prominent Battlefield landmark until the early 1960's when construction of Interstate 20 leveled the field. The remains of Leggett's Hill is now situated at the present day intersection of Interstate 20 and Moreland Avenue. Leggett's paper on the Battle of Atlanta is scarce. No copies found in the trade and one copy located in OCLC (American Antiquarian Society).
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