Tags » Chickamauga

Political Opportunist in Uniform

James A. Garfield wanted to advance his political career… a brief stint commanding Ohio volunteers followed by an undistinguished term as a Congressman stalled the upstart’s career. 118 more words


The Amnesty Telegram

105 AM 4th   Chattanooga Oct 3 63
1 PM For The President If we can
maintain this position in such strength
that the Enemy are obliged to…
434 more words

“There, conspicuous in the light of the conflagration, lay the dead body of a woman—the white face turned upward, the hands thrown out and clutched full of grass, the clothing deranged, the long dark hair in tangles and full of clotted blood. 96 more words


Political Discourse, 1880s style:

A friend sent me this, which was published in the Robinson (IL) Argus, July 15, 1880:

Ed Harlan, in his speech here at the Hancock (Wm Scott) ratification meeting made the statement that Gen.

636 more words
Battlefields & Historic Places

The Chickamauga Battlefield at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Chickamauga Battlefield Visitors Center

I have been wanting to check out the Chickamauga Battlefield for a while now, so when I had a chance recently I drove through the Park to check it out.   364 more words

National Parks

“They were men. They crept upon their hands and knees. They used their hands only, dragging their legs. They used their knees only, their arms hanging idle at their sides. 148 more words


Just when you think it’s bad, it suddenly gets so much worse

Reading Journal