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An Interview with “Bushwhacking” author Lee White

With the dust now settled from last month’s sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga, historian Lee White had the time to sit down with Emerging Civil War to talk about his new book on the battle, Bushwhacking on a … Continue reading

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A shout-out of thanks to historian Lee White

To wrap up our coverage of the Chickamauga sesquicentennial, we wanted to offer one final shout-out to historian Lee White. We’ve had Lee’s name plastered all over this blog for the last week—as a ranger at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National … 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 Cost

Sgt. John Ingraham is the only soldier known to still be buried on the battlefield. Before the war, Ingraham worked as a farm hand for the Reed family, which owned a little farm along Chickamauga Creek. Orphaned at an early … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Horseshoe Ridge

“Running roughly east to west, Horseshoe Ridge rises and falls in a series of steep peaks and troughs,” says historian Lee White. “Forest-packed ravines and valleys cut into the ridge, and several spurs jut out into the woods and fields.”

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Chickamauga: The Shot that Doomed the Confederacy?

On the afternoon of September 20, Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood went down with a gunshot wound to the leg while rallying his troops. Let me throw out something that will be intentionally provocative: Was the shot that took out … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Snodgrass Hill

“Snodgrass is arguably the most famous family name on the Chickamauga battlefield,” says historian Lee White.

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Chickamauga: The Breakthrough

During the morning’s confusion, Rosecrans tried to shuffle troops across the battlefield to the areas he thought needed them most. As a result, he ordered the division of Brig. Gen. Thomas Woods to fill a hole in his line that didn’t … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Thomas’s Battleline

The monument to the 2nd Ohio Infantry took its design in honor of the XIV Corps, which adopted an acorn as their symbol following the campaign for Chattanooga. The acorn was chosen by Gen. George Thomas because his men stood like … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: The end of the second day

As the second day of fighting wound down, both army commanders took time to meet with their key subordinates.

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