Tag Archives: Chickamauga

Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA (1828-1864)

One of the more interesting and tragic figures of the Civil War, Pat Cleburne earned a fame that derived from four circumstances: his Irish birth, his remarkable effectiveness as a division commander in the Army of Tennessee, his proposal in … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Battle of Franklin – November 30, 1864

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood stood on the high slope of Winstead Hill, just south of Franklin, Tennessee, on the afternoon of 30 November 1864. Hood appeared older than his thirty-three years, as he leaned on a crutch supporting the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 9-15, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday December 9, 1863 As the U.S. Congress heard President Abraham Lincoln’s annual message that was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 14-20, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday October 14, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill’s leading corps of the Army of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 7-13, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday October 7, 1863 Federal signalmen observed unusual movement in the Confederate army along the Rapidan … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 23-29, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday September 23, 1863 In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and other … Continue reading

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National organization recognizes battlefield preservation champions from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) – During a ceremony this evening Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, will recognize three outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the Trust’s … Continue reading

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What are the ten costliest battles of the Civil War? Here’s your answer:

#1 Battle of Gettysburg  Date: July 1-3, 1863 Location: Pennsylvania Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee Union Commander: George G. Meade  Confederate Forces Engaged: 75,000  Union Forces Engaged: 82,289 Winner: Union  Casualties: 51,112 (23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate)   #2 Battle of Chickamauga Date: September 19-20, 1863 Location: Georgia  Confederate Commander: Braxton … Continue reading

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