Welcome! This is a blog site in association with the new book from the History Press, The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, by Daniel J. Vermilya. Here, you can find more in depth information on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, including a full bibliography and complete order of battle listings for both armies during the Atlanta Campaign. This blog will focus on Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign, including in depth posts expanding on themes in the book and excerpts of letters and diaries from the soldiers who fought in Georgia in the fateful summer of 1864.

Recent Posts

James Garfield and the Civil War

While I haven’t published much on here over the last few months, it has been with good reason. I have been working on a new project over the last year and a half, one which is finally finished. Just last week, my second book was published, this one taking a look at the Civil War career of our 20th President, James Abram Garfield. Published by the History Press, James Garfield and the Civil War tells the story of how James Garfield served in the Union army during some of the most pivotal years in American history. I am glad to say it is now available!

Cover1 - Copy

If you would like to purchase a copy, you can do so through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you would like a personalized copy, send me a message through the Contact Me page (under the About Me header). While this book doesn’t deal with the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, it does deal with one of the more interesting and overlooked figures of the Civil War in the West and the Army of the Cumberland. Garfield had left the army for Congress by the time of Kennesaw Mountain, but he had played an important role as the Chief of Staff for the Army of the Cumberland at Chickamauga just nine months before.

I hope you enjoy the book!


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