For one thing, the Yankees had been stoutly repulsed in September when they had tried to follow up their victories in Tennessee by an advance into Georgia.
There was desperate fighting at New Hope Church, eleven days of continuous fighting, with every Yankee assault bloodily repulsed.
Johnston fought desperately at Resaca and repulsed the Yankees again, but Sherman, employing the same flanking movement, swung his vast army in another semicircle, crossed the Oostanaula River and again struck at the railroad in the Confederate rear.
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Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front