Chickamauga: Bloody Battle In The West

Chickamauga Bloody Battle In The West Two and a half months after the Confederate Army s drive into Union territory had been checked by the Federals at Gettysburg the two armies met near Chattanooga Tennessee to dispute control of the

  • Title: Chickamauga: Bloody Battle In The West
  • Author: Glenn Tucker
  • ISBN: 9780890295496
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two and a half months after the Confederate Army s drive into Union territory had been checked by the Federals at Gettysburg, the two armies met near Chattanooga, Tennessee, to dispute control of the west Here they locked in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, one of the most hotly contested engagements of American history, and one of the most extraordinary For two days STwo and a half months after the Confederate Army s drive into Union territory had been checked by the Federals at Gettysburg, the two armies met near Chattanooga, Tennessee, to dispute control of the west Here they locked in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, one of the most hotly contested engagements of American history, and one of the most extraordinary For two days September 19 and 20, 1863 125,000 men struggled for the prize city of Chattanooga in terrain like a jungle than a battlefield All regarded the battle as decisive On its outcome depended, for the South, the fate of Atlanta and all Georgia For the North, it promised the one opportunity to cut the Confederacy through the middle and possibly end the war before Christmas For the courage they displayed, these men surpassed any in the wars of western civilization It was, perhaps above all else from the strategist s point of view, a battle of strong personalities Leading the Federals was William Starke Rosecrans, of German ancestry, hot tempered and sometimes vacillating Opposed to him was the hard fighting, brave and resourceful Braxton Bragg, a martinet who could be slow moving and careless in supervising the execution of his orders Possibly most outstanding of all was the Union General George Henry Thomas, whose remarkable courage and tactical skill saved his side from overwhelming defeat and earned him the sobriquet of Rock of Chickamauga.
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    • Steve Switzer says:

      Just completed this book old style narrative history which gives you a feel for all the characters. Initially slightly distracting in that each time we come across a commander (down to some regt commanders) the other interrupts the narrative to give you a history of the person including his personal life . Once you get used to this technique it brings you into the armies though i didnt understand some of the american references particularty the political ones.Good solid account of the bloody fi [...]

    • Tom Mach says:

      I was amazed at the amount of information this book has on one important Civil War battle--Chickamauga. I visited that battle site and relied on this book as well as others to give me a vivid description of this battle so I could write about it in my novel entitled "All Parts Together" My only suggestion for Glenn Tucker in improving this book would be to include a synopsis of the campaign somewhere in the book.

    • Robert Jr. says:

      Tucker's style of writing makes him one of my favorite Civil War historians. This and his book on Gettysburg are probably the two best Civil War histories I've read. Thorough and accurate work in covering these battles.

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