The Civil War Round Table of Cobb County will have its meeting on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street in Marietta.

Historian Robert Jenkins will discuss his recent book, “Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood’s First Sortie.” The Battle of Peach Tree Creek marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, turning the page from the patient defense displayed by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to the bold offense called upon by his replacement, Gen. John Bell Hood. Until this point in The Georgia Campaign, the Southern Army had fought primarily in the defensive from behind earthworks, forcing Gen. Sherman to either assault fortified lines or go around them in flanking moves. At Peach Tree Creek, the roles would be reversed for the first time as Confederates charged Federal lines.

First-time guests to the meeting can attend free.

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