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  The Chickamauga Campaign Official Records and Battle Description
A brief, fairly detailed, description of the battle itself, with map of the 2nd day action.
Another good battle description with a Union slant.
Article taken from Battles and Leaders of The Civil War.
www.civilwarhome.com /chickama.htm   (127 words)

  Chickamauga - Civil War
The scene of the battle was one where neither Bragg nor William Rosecrans wanted to fight.
At the start of battle the Union troops were moving north along the east side(right side) of the center map.
The brunt of the fighting on September 19, the first day of battle, was borne by Union General George Thomas and Confederate General Leonidas Polk.
www.ngeorgia.com /history/chickam.html   (925 words)

 Encyclopedia: Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign.
The Battle of Chattanooga II was a battle in the American Civil War, beginning on August 21, 1863, as the opening battle in the Chickamauga Campaign.
The battle was fought between the Union Army of the Cumberland under Major General William Rosecrans and the Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg, and was so-named for the Chickamauga Creek, which flows into the Tennessee River about 12 miles southwest of Chattanooga.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Chickamauga   (2661 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee (A state in east central United States) and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign.
The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War (Civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865).
Considered a Confederate victory for halting the Union advance, the Battle of Chickamauga was a costly one.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_chickamauga.htm   (1986 words)

 Staff Ride Handbook for the battle of Chickamauga
Fought in the wooded terrain of northwest Georgia in 1863, the battle began with a meeting engagement on 19 September that culminated on 20 Septembare in attempts by the North to create a coordinated defense and by the South to generate a breakthrough.
Battle losses and disease soon thinned the ranks of Regulars, and officials could never recruit sufficient replacements in the face of stiff competition from the states that were forming volunteer regiments.
During the Battle of Chickamauga, seven Federal division hospitals gathered around Crawfish Spring, two miles south of the battlefield, and one was established around the Cloud house just north of the battlefield.
www.cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/Robertson3/robertson3.asp   (19947 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga
As we looked across the Chickamauga Valley, we could not discern the movements of troops, but we could see dust rising in the distance and were risking conjectures as to General Bragg's purpose, though there seemed to be a general impression that he was about to fall back to Rome, Georgia.
By three o'clock the tide of the battle had swept down the valley so far that General Negley's division was not longer needed to guard the fords, and it was moved from its position near Crawfish Springs to the Widow Glenn's house.
The battle was raging fiercely in the forest along the Chickamauga; batteries of artillery and brigades of infantry were moving on double quick to the support of our forces on the battle lines.
members.tripod.com /~ProlificPains/chickamauga.htm   (13624 words)

 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Chickamauga
The valley of the Chickamauga (a stream the Cherokee called the "River of Death") was a heavily forested area interspersed with small farms.
On 18 September sharp skirmishing occurred along West Chickamauga Creek, and that night the Union XIV Corps (Virginian, MG George Thomas, commanding) made a forced march to bolster the Federal left flank.
Chickamauga, the largest and bloodiest battle in the West was a resounding tactical triumph for the reeling Confederacy; however, the Union still held Chattanooga and remained in control of eastern Tennessee.
www.batteryb.com /battles/chickamauga.html   (1215 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga
In battle order on Chickamauga Creek (Sept. 19, 1863), the Confederate right was commanded by General Polk, and the left by General John Hood until Longstreet should arrive.
George H. Thomas, who was on the extreme left of the National line, on the slopes of Missionary Ridge, by a movement to capture an isolated Confederate brigade, brought on a battle (Sept. 19) at ten o'clock, which raged with great fierceness until dark, when the Nationals seemed to have the advantage.
The battle was begun by an attack by General John Breckinridge.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/battle-chickamauga.htm   (1310 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga
Mortally wounded at Chickamauga, Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin "Ben" Hardin Helms dies.
More that 50,000 men from Virginia, Georgia, Florida and every other state in the Confederacy were awaiting orders on the west bank of Chickamauga Creek, listening to the Army of the Cumberland advancing towards Chattanooga.
Slowly the battle was drawing nearer to John Bell Hood, but by the late afternoon Hood had not received orders to advance.
blueandgraytrail.com /event/Battle_of_Chickamauga   (2806 words)

Bragg was not ready for battle in proximity to Chattanooga, and his army was not in a position to prevent the concentration of the Army of the Cumberland in the town, had that been General Rosecrans' object.
The views of the commanding generals in regard to the situation before the battle of Chickamauga, and in reference to the supposed possibilities to each, are clearly given in their official reports.
Thomas disposed five divisions for battle, and the troops under his command formed about five-sevenths of the connected line of battle, and in transferring Brannan's division from his left to the right of Reynolds he drove back the enemy after the line of battle had been pierced.
www.aotc.net /Chickamauga.htm   (18275 words)

 Ambrose Bierce
"Chickamauga" can be taken at face value, as an entertaining, yet sad war story of a young child who losses his parents, or as a story that teaches about the horrors of war.
The Chickamauga links provide information on the gray trail (the road on which the battle of Chickamauga was fought), as well as a description of the battle of Chickamauga.
Bierce writes in "Chickamauga" that a dying soldier "then turned upon him a face that lacked a lower jaw-from the upper teeth to the throat was a great red gap fringed with hanging shreds of flesh and splinters of bone" (263).
www.engl.niu.edu /dderosa/AmericanSurvey/1865/Bierce/chicka_studygude2.htm   (4007 words)

 Chickamauga-Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Thus Chickamauga would be one of the few large battles of the war fought with...
Chickamauga was not my first battle by many, for although hardly more than a boy in years,...
Chickamauga, Battle of, one of the major engagements of the American Civil War (1861-1865), in which the Union's quick regrouping after the Confederate.
georgia.gigabusca.com /cities/chickamauga-georgia.html   (1907 words)

 Chickamauga - Civil War
At the start of battle the Union troops were moving north along the east side(right side) of the center map.
With the advent of battle in such a hostile environment the generals could do little but send in men to reinforce the soldiers doing battle.
The brunt of the fighting on September 19, the first day of battle, was borne by Union General George Thomas and Confederate General Leonidas Polk.
ngeorgia.com /history/chickam.html   (925 words)

 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
The bloodiest two-day battle of the Civil War was fought at Chickamauga on September 19th and 20th, 1863.
The park also commemorates the battle of Chattanooga (city history), which was fought November 23-25, 1863.
Chickamauga is a vivid account of the battle.
roadsidegeorgia.com /site/chickamauganmp.html   (620 words)

 Inside Pulse v2 .::. Nyogtha, Volume I, Issue XXXIV
Chickamauga is only about 30 miles away from Chattanooga, and was the site of the greatest confederate victory in the Civil War.
At the battle of Chickamauga, This solider has his head severed from his body after a shot from a cannonball.
However, Green Eyes was seen long before the battle ever took place, and some troops that survived the battle of Chickamauga claimed to see a green eyed ghost wandering the battlefield examining the dead.
www.insidepulse.com /articles/39859   (3211 words)

 Military History Online - The Battle of Chickamauga
It was also by my side as I composed this write-up of Chickamauga, and it was an invaluable resource, especially in tracking the complicated movements of the Confederate command on the night of September 19th, 1863, and on the morning of the following day.
Someone once commented correctly that Cozzens gives a "tree by tree" account of the battle, and all students of military history and of the American Civil War are indebted to him for his scholarly approach and his highly readable style.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga - The Battles that doomed the Confederacy
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /civilwar/chickamauga   (1046 words)

Deas' Brigade was placed in line of battle on Saturday morning near Lee and Gordon's Mill, on the southern end of the Confederate line.
On the afternoon of November the 25th, the same day that two of Deas' regiments were hauling equipment and supplies up the side of ridge and digging in a new defensive position along the crest of the ridge, the Army of Tennessee was attacked by the federal army.
After nearly destroying a strong federal army at Chickamauga, the Army of Tennessee was driven from the field by the same yanks, due in large part to poor command performance by Bragg and his lieutenants, only two short months later.
www.texramp.net /~meowen/chickamauga.htm   (4391 words)

 100th Illinois Infantry
I shall attempt no general description of the great battle on the Chickamauga, where its name was justified - in proving as it did, the "River of Death" to so many brave men, both Union and rebel.
In its result, this battle was about equally fatal to both rebel and Union armies, and to the reputation of their several commanders.
Garnsey, after the battle of Franklin, had a conversation with a rebel officer, (who had been taken prisoner) in reference to the Chickamauga battles, and who asked how many brigades we had at this point.
www.outfitters.com /illinois/history/civil/cw100-7.html   (3238 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Battle of Chickamauga "A Disastrous Mistake" September 19-20, 1863
All day long on September 19, 1863, Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Braxton Bragg and Union forces under Gen. William S. Rosecrans had fought a vicious battle of attack and counterattack along the four-mile front near Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia.
The Rebel attacks had come close to breaking the Union line on several occasions, but the soldiers in blue had managed to stave off the swarms of Rebel troops, and the line was still intact.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /battles-campaigns/1863/630919-20.html   (346 words)

 19th Alabama at Chickamauga
At Chickamauga the 19th had a part in an uncommon sight for the Army of Tennessee, the routing of a Federal army from the field.
The second day of battle at Chickamauga was probably the 19th's greatest day in all the war.
This brought on a general battle that spread south for nearly four miles The armies fought all day on the 19th and gradually the Confederates pushed the Federals back to LaFayette Road.
www.19thalabama.org /battles/chickamauga   (845 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga : The Battles That Doomed the Confederacy
As do many students of the Civil War, the author endeavours to prove that the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga meant the end of the Confederacy
Blue Lightning : Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade in the Battle of Chickamauga
ngeorgia.com /books/chickamauga.html   (306 words)

 Enhancements to Miniatures: Battle Colors
Four printouts of each of the battle flags and one printout of each of the leader flags will be enough to redecorate a game set.
The size of Union infantry battle flags was authorized to be 6'x6.' Guidons were much smaller and sometimes the poles were fitted for attachment to rifle barrels.
In these sets, the Confederate battle flags are the same size as the Union ones for the sake of visibility.
www.thewargamer.com /battlecry/min/colors.html   (695 words)

 Battle of Chickamauga
The campaign that culminated in the Battle of Chickamauga began in June 1863.
Following Bragg's defeat at the Battle of Stone's River in January 1863, the Confederates withdrew to the Tennessee River, just north of the city of Chattanooga, an important railroad center in southern Tennessee.
On September 19, 1864, the Northern soldiers encountered the Confederate force, and the Battle of Chickamauga began.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=472   (350 words)

 Geological Society of America - Geology and the Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga - Press Release
The Battle of Chickamauga was the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
The Union troops, which had been split into three wings, got wind of the plot and were able to come together near Chickamauga, to the north of McLemore's Cove where the valley is broader.
However, when Rosencrans mistakenly moved some of his men out of their battle line, he created a gap that the Confederates were able to break through.
www.geosociety.org /news/pr/02-16.htm   (579 words)

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