In what will be Sherman's last frontal assault of the war, he pays triple the casualties of his opponent. The temperature reaches 100 degrees on the morning of June 27, 1864. Soldiers are clothed in wool. Confederates entrenched atop Kennesaw Mountain have blocked Sherman for nine days. He orders an attack, and soon, the battle is hand-to-hand. Men vomit from the heat; battle sounds assail the ears.