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Chickamauga: Viniard Field

The last phase of the battle on September 19—at least during daylight—came toward the south end of the battlefield: a back-and-forth slugfest across the fields and through the forests around the Viniard Farm. The woods around thefarm were some of the … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Artillery in the Puckerbrush

The dense forests around Chickamauga proved to be a nightmare for artillerists. Although there were several farms in the area with cleared fields, the old-growth forest that dominated the landscape made it hard for cannoneers to find an open place … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Winfrey Field

As the fight on September 19 continued, opposing forces filed onto the battlefield, hitting each other on the flanks in “a deadly tic-tac-toe manner,” in the words of historian Lee White.

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Chickamauga: Jay’s Mill

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Chickamauga: A Sobering Thought

by Lee White One hundred and fifty years ago today, there were more than 5,000 men alive here in Walker and Catoosa counties that, by Friday evening, would be dead. More than 25,000 more would be maimed and torn; many … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Alexander’s Bridge

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Getting Ready for the Battle of Chickamauga

Chickamauga Creek, “The River of Death”Back in May, I roadtripped to Chickamauga National Battlefield to spend a few days with historian Lee White and take photos for his new book, Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale, part of the Emerging Civil War … 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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Get ready for some “Bushwhacking”: Lee White’s upcoming book on Chickamauga

I’ve been quiet for a while, I realize, but only on the blog front. Behind the scenes, I’ve had my editorial hat on, working on the final polishes of Lee White’s upcoming book Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle … Continue reading

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