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Battle of Chickamauga

Beginning on 1863/09/18 and ending 1863/09/20

Control of this strategic city of Chattanooga, TN, was the goal. A brilliant Union advance, led by Gen. William S. Rosecrans, forced the Confederates to abandoned Chattanooga in early September, 1863. Soon after, however, the reinforced Confederate army under Gen. Braxton Bragg maneuvered to bring Rosecrans to battle before his Union troops could cement their grasp of Chattanooga. The result was the two day Battle of Chickamauga, 8 miles south of Chattanooga, in which 34,000 Americans became casualties. While the battle was a spectacular Confederate victory, the Union army managed to retreat into Chattanooga and fortify it, maintaining their hold on the goal of the campaign.



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The Battle of Chickamauga

Battle of Chickamauga
Part of the Chickamauga Campaign

Battle of Chickamauga (lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890).
Date September 19-20, 1863
Location Catoosa County and Walker County, Georgia
Result Confederate Victory
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Braxton Bragg
Forces Engaged
Army of Tennessee
approx. 60,000
approx. 65,000
Casualties and losses

And some detailed information and more photos


For more information on The Battle of Chickamauga, see:

  1. CWSAC Battle Summary - Chickamauga
  2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
  3. New Georgia Encyclopedia - Battle of Chickamauga
  4. About North Georgia - Battle of Chickamauga
  5. About North Georgia - Prelude to Chickamauga
  6. About North Georgia - Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
  7. NPS - Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
  8. Wikipedia - Chickamauga Union order of battle
  9. Wikipedia - Chickamauga Confederate order of battle



Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.


African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House
Battle of Chickamauga 9 mi.
Clarissa Hunt Plantation and Confederate Courier Grave
Confederate Breakthrough
Confederates Cross the Creek
Defense of Snodgrass Hill
First Skirmish at Chickamauga
Forrest's Pursuit
Forrest's Pursuit
General Joe Wheeler's Attack
Glass's Mill Battle Site
Henderson Plantation
Lee and Gordon's Mill
Marsh-Warthen House c. 1836
Millie Henderson Grave
Mix up in the Union Command
Owing's Ford and Childress Plantation
Route of Night March of Thomas' Corps
Route of the Union Right
The Armies Engage
The Battle of Chickamauga, September 19 -- 20, 1863
The Bloody First Day
The cost of Chickamauga
The second day begins
Thomas' Night March
War comes to the Brotherton's
West Armuchee Valley
Wilder's defense