Tag Archives: William S 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

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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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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

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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

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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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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 Siege of Corinth – A Visit and Photo Essay on Corinth, Mississippi

The Siege of Corinth After the Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7, 1862, US Major General Henry W. Halleck arrived at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, to take command of the Federal forces: Army of the Tennessee and Army of the Ohio.  US … 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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Julius P. Garesche – US Colonel

Julius Peter Garesch was born in Cuba on April 26, 1821.  His grandfather Jean Garesch would add “du Rocher” to his name to distinguish him from his older brothers.(i)  This was a common custom in France.  His parents were Vital … Continue reading

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