Tag Archives: Army of the Cumberland

Battle of Stones River – 150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Stones River. This tragic battle occurred just north of the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, attacked the Federal Army of … Continue reading

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Battle of Chickamauga -148th anniversary

Today is the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. This was the second most costly battle, in terms of casualties (34,000+ killed, wounded, missing and captured), during the American Civil War. Fought for two days in northwest Georgia, it … Continue reading

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Georgia Civil War Era Graves -a photo essay

Over the past several weeks I have found myself in Georgia for two separate trips. Besides hosting the Battle of Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea, Georgia is the final resting place for many of the Confederacy’s … Continue reading

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Killed at Resaca, by Ambrose Bierce

While fighting in the Civil War would cause some soldiers to turn and run, other soldiers were invigorated by battle. Thus it was with US Lieutenant Herman Brayle. As recounted by Ambrose Bierce, Brayle’s unit was assigned to the brigade the 9th Indiana … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chickamauga – 147th Anniversary

Today is the 147th anniversary of the second day of fighting at the Battle of Chickamauga.  Chickamauga Creek runs through the valley southeast of Lookout Mountain.  Loosely translated, the Indian name Chickamauga, translates into “River of Blood.”  From the morning … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

One hundred forty-six years ago today, US Major General William T. Sherman attacked CSA General Joseph E. Johnston’s well entrenched Army of Tennessee at Kennesaw Mountain.  This battle came after a long string of flanking maneuvers by Sherman, all aimed … Continue reading

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Skirmish at Snow Hill

Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Good Friday.  However, 147 years ago today the soldiers fighting in the Civil War were engaged in spring campaigning.  Near Snow Hill, Tennessee flowering dogwoods were blooming and the native grasses were becoming a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Stones River

The Battle of Stones River was fought from December 31, 1862 through January 2, 1863.  Fought in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the battle is often overlooked by Civil War students.  However, this sanguinary battle was a resounding Federal victory, pushing the Confederate … Continue reading

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From Atlanta to Spring Hill – John Bell Hood’s 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign

This is part one of a three part series on John Bell Hood’s Franklin-Nashville Campaign.  Part one can be accessed by clicking HERE. Click HERE for animated maps of the affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin – … Continue reading

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John Bell Hood’s 1864 Tennessee Campaign – A Series

Yes, I do know it is the Christmas season.  Yes, I do know that I should be very supportive of my family.  After all, there is much shopping, and decorating, to do.  However, it is all the season of my … Continue reading

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