Tag Archives: Braxton Bragg

A Sharp Fight: The Battle of Farmington

On the morning of October 7, 1863, the Confederates of Henry B. Davidson’s cavalry division awoke to the urgent sounds of rifle and carbine fire. Davidson’s men were camped along the south bank of the Duck River, just a few … Continue reading

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Shot Pouch’s Eighth Shot

To say that Major General William Henry Talbot “Shot Pouch” Walker was a difficult man is an understatement. Known for his quarrelsome personality, he was a West Point classmate of Braxton Bragg and Joe Hooker and had demonstrated personal bravery … Continue reading

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The Road to Atlanta: Bragg’s Bittersweet Visit

On July 13th, 1864, Braxton Bragg arrived in Atlanta on a grim mission, one that might suit his grim appearance. Bragg’s mission was to confer with Joseph E. Johnston and determine what his plan was to defend Atlanta—if there even … Continue reading

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Georgia Professor Falls in the Battle of Perryville

Today we welcome guest author Stuart W. Sanders. Stuart is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. He is the author of three books, including Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle and … Continue reading

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Stones in the Road: Phil Sheridan and the Shadow of Chickamauga

Part three in a series. During the American Civil War, or any armed conflict for that matter, the action or inaction of a high ranking officer often spawned controversy. Some of the more popular examples we can point to today … Continue reading

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Post-Chickamauga: Bragg vs. Forrest?

If the stories are to be believed, Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most quotable characters of the Civil War. One of the best lines attributed to him came following the battle of Chickamauga. Although Braxton Bragg had (finally) … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The armies converge

from Lee White One hundred and fifty years ago today, western armies were moving into position for what would become the battle of Chickamauga. From Rock Springs to Ringgold, massive troop movements were underway. “Soldiers, you are largely re-enforced; you … Continue reading

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Stones in the Road: To the Fall of ’63

Part Two in a Series On the morning of June 24, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland set out from their winter encampments. Their target was Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee. For Phil Sheridan, it had been over three … Continue reading

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The Raid Begins: Morgan’s Raiders in Kentucky

Part 1 of a series “I’m sent to warn the neighbors. He isn’t a mile behind; He sweeps up all the horses— every horse he can find; Morgan, Morgan the raider, and Morgan’s terrible men, With bowie knives and pistols, … Continue reading

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In The Shadow of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

Just as 150 years ago, events in Pennsylvania and Mississippi overshadowed one of the more interesting and bloodless major Union victories in the war: the Tullahoma Campaign, in which W.S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland outmaneuvered Braxton Bragg’s Army of … Continue reading

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