For the past decade, David's focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga
, and he is nationally recognized for his tours of that important battlefield.
Troops will re-enact the Battle of Alexander's Bridge/Reed's Bridge (which was part of the Battle of Chickamauga
) starting at 10 a.m.
He describes the infantry from its muster in Pontiac, Michigan; to its call of duty under Brigadier General Gordon Granger, who joined the troops of Major-General George Thomas to save the Union left flank in the battle of Chickamauga
; to its stand on Horseshoe Ridge with two Ohio regiments before being surrounded and captured.
During the American Civil War, Hilliard's Legion (a part of Archibald Gracie's Brigade of Alabama Confederates) fought in the battle of Chickamauga
. "That Bloody Hill: Hilliard's Legion at Chickamauga" by Lee Elder shows conclusively that Gracie's command was never forced from the berm at the top of the Horseshoe Ridge and that some men from Hilliard's Legion penetrated to the top of the Ridge.
As some Rebels were armed with a variety of nonmilitary arms, it is certainly possible the piece could have seen service at the Battle of Chickamauga
, though one must be careful of family legends--they are difficult to prove, and there is generally more romance and wishful thinking than scholarship about them.
the battle of Chickamauga
, which was, he said, the bloodiest, most savage battle he was ever in.
| WHEN was the Battle of Chickamauga
in the American Civil War?
While Conflicting Memories is a welcome addition to the mountain of works dealing with the US Civil War and its effects on this nation, the book is less about the battle of Chickamauga
as it is about remembering and enshrining the battle.
of the Seventy-Fifth Indiana infantry Volunteer Regiment in 1862, drummed in skirmishes across Kentucky and Tennessee, was in the battle of Chickamauga
in Georgia in 1863, was captured by the Confederates and spent fourteen months a prisoner of war, finally to be exchanged in November 1864 for Confederate prisoners at Savannah.
Later, after the bloody battle of Chickamauga
in 1863 when doctors were urgently needed, almost all the faculty and seniors of the medical school left for temporary service.
He was among about 15,000 soldiers wounded or missing at the Battle of Chickamauga
, fought Sept.
Their cousin, my great-great grandfather Woolery, survived his tour with the Union 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, which fought in the bloody battle of Chickamauga
, among others.