Chickamauga 1863

The river of death

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Chickamauga 1863

The river of death

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By the Autumn of 1863 the Confederacy was in dire straits. In a colossal gamble, Confederate President Jefferson Davis stripped forces from all the major Confederate armies to reinforce the Army of Tennessee in a last ditch attempt to crush the Union. On 19th September the Confederates attacked the Union army along Chickamauga creek south of Chattanooga. On the second day of bloody fighting the entire Union right collapsed and the army retreated headlong for Chattanooga, all except General George H. Thomas' Corps who fought on doggedly until nightfall delaying the confederate advance, saving the Union and earning his fame as the "Rock of Chickamauga".

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Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782004295
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 58 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 17
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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