This is an account of the actions in Paulding County, Georgia, during the last week of May 1864, including a significant phase in the Atlanta Campaign. During this interval, the Confederate army stops Sherman's advance for the first time. The battles of Pickett's Mill and Dallas are also covered.
Russell W Blount, Jr serves as the vice president of Surety Land Title, Inc. After earning his BS in history from the University of South Alabama, he taught the subject at the high-school level. He is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, Historic Mobile Preservation Society, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Blount is also the author of Clash at Kennesaw: June and July 1864, published by Pelican. He lives in Mobile, Alabama.