Tag Archives: William Rosecrans

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

Posted in Significant Battles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Significant Battles, This Day In The Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Photo Essays (miscellaneous) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arlington National Cemetery – a photo essay

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most hallowed pieces of ground in the United States. Today over 270,000 patriots are buried on the gently rolling hills overlooking the Potomac River. Many of America’s most decorated soldiers and sailors are … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Essays (miscellaneous) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

October 3 -This Day in the Civil War

1862 (Friday) The Battle of Corinth, Mississippi starts. Often called the Second Battle of Corinth, this battle would continue for two days as US Major General William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Mississippi fought CSA Major General Earl Van Dorn’s … Continue reading

Posted in Significant Battles, This Day In The Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Significant Battles, This Day In The Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment