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“Wherever there has been great suffering, people are always seeing strange things.”

(Ghostly apparitions on the Chickamauga battlefield. Photo courtesy of Danial Druey.)

The Battle of Chickamauga was a costly one. On September 19 – 20, 1863, approximately 35,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. 415 more words

The Great Southern Road Trip: Day Eight

For our fifth wedding anniversary this year, we decided to take a road trip to race Ironman Chattanooga and cross a whole bunch of states off my list. 463 more words


Longstreet goes West, part Six: Midnight Madness

October of 1863 was a lean month for the Union Army of the Cumberland, trapped in Chattanooga. Joe Wheeler’s Rebel cavalry kicked off the month by destroying a Union supply train of nearly 800 wagons on Walden Ridge. 2,183 more words

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ECW on C-SPAN: Longstreet at Chickamauga

This Saturday at 6 p.m., C-SPAN 3 brings you the keynote address from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Jim Ogden, historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, spoke on James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga. 34 more words

Emerging Civil War

Report from the Battle of Chickamauga

840 PM
Gen Halleck  Chattanooga Tenn Sept 20th 5 PM 1863
We have met with a serious
disaster extent not yet ascertained Enemy
overwhelmed us drove our right pierced… 184 more words


September 20, 1863

On this day in the Civil War, the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga commences. During the savage fighting the Union line is cut in two, and the Confederate army routs the Federals. 38 more words

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