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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: 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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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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