Suggested Reading
and Resource Links

This is by no means a complete bibliography, but I've tried to include
some helpful and interesting sources that were helpful to me. Most should be available in your local library or via interlibrary loan. Many of the modern texts can be purchased from For rare and out of print books, be sure to visit Alibris and

Published Sources

Atlanta Campaign

Castel, Albert. Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864.
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

Evans, David. Sherman's Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations
in the Atlanta Campaign
. Bloomington and Indianapolis:
Indiana University Press, 1996.

Johnston, General Joseph E. Narrative of Military Operations During
the Civil War
. Reprint Edition. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc., 1959 [1874].

McMurry, Richard M. Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy.
Lincoln & London, University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Sherman, William T. Memoirs of General William T. Sherman. New York:
The Great Commanders, 1994 [1875].

King Family

Bell, Malcolm, Jr. Major Butler's Legacy: Five Generations of a
Slaveholding Family
. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1964.

Cooper, Sarah Joyce King. King and Allied Families. Athens: Agee
Publishers, Inc. 1992.

Galloway, Tammy Harden. Dear Old Roswell, The Civil War Letters
of the King Family of Roswell, Georgia
. Mercer University Press, 2003.

Roswell & New Manchester July 1864

Crofts, Thomas, comp. History of the Service of the Third Ohio
Veteran Cavalry.
Toledo: Stoneman Press, 1910.

Dornblaser, T.F. Sabre Strokes of the Pennsylvania Dragoons
in the War of 1861-1865
. Reprint Edition. Baltimore: Gateway
Press, Inc. 1998 [1884]

Evans, David. Sherman's Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations
in the Atlanta Campaign
. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana
University Press, 1996.

Magee, Benjamin F. History of the 72d Indiana Volunteer
Infantry of the Mounted Lightning Brigade
. Lafayette: S. Vater & Co., 1882.

Roswell People and History

Dillman, Caroline. Days Gone By in Alpharetta and Roswell, Georgia.
Roswell: Chattahoochee Press, 1992.

Skinner, Arthur N. and James L. Skinner, Eds. The Death of A Confederate: Selections From the Letters of the Archibald Smith Family of Roswell, Georgia, 1864-1956. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1996.

Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. The First Hundred Years: A Short
History of Cobb County, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown
Publishing Co., 1935.

Walsh, Darlene M., Ed. A Pictorial History of Roswell.
Revised Edition. Roswell: Roswell Historical Society, Inc., 1994.

Sweetwater (New Manchester) History

Davis, Fannie Mae. Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to
Interstate 20
. Roswell: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987.

Historical Fiction

Cook, Ruth Beaumont. North Across The River: A Civil War Trail
of Tears
. Crane Hill, 1998.

Statham, Frances Patton. The Roswell Women. Kennesaw,
Georgia: Bocage Books, 1987.

Related Links

Roswell, Georgia

City of Roswell

Roswell Historical Society

Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau

Roswell Research Library and Archives

Roswell Mills Camp #1547 Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Internet Research Resources - Census Records, Military Records, etc.

American Civil War Research Database - Soldier and Event Database

Library of Congress - Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Photos

National Archives - Historical and Military Records

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