Chickamauga

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Major General William S. Rosecrans - US


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    General Braxton Bragg - CS
    The name of the battle was Chickamauga
  2. The dates the battle occurred was September 18-20 of 1863
  3. The locations of the battle were Catoosa County and Walker County in Georgia
  4. Officers in charge included Major General William S. Rosecrans, Major General George H. Thomas (US) ; General Braxton Bragg, and Lt. General James Longstreet (CS)
  5. The troops present in the battle were those of the cumberland army (Union) and the army of Tennessee (confederate).
  6. The Battle of Chickamauga was fought on two days , 19-20 in September, 1863. This battle was the culmination of William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland in 1863 campaign to bring Braxton Bragg's Army out of Tennessee. Fought in dense forests and small open fields in northwestern Georgia, Chickamauga was one of a very few clear cut victories for the Army of Tennessee. However, Bragg was slow to take advantage of the defeat of the Army of the Cumberland and the bulk of the Federal army made it safely into the lines at Chattanooga. It soon became apparent to many of the Confederate generals that a perfect chance to destroy an entire Federal army had slipped away. Never again would the proud Army of Tennessee have a chance as had existed in the woods along the banks of the Chickamauga.Neither were successful in their efforts. But it was considered a confederate victory.
After his defeat at Chickamauga, Rosecrans was removed as commander of the Army of the Cumberland and replaced with George Thomas (the "Rock of Chickamauga"). Bragg laid siege to Chattanooga and Longstreet took his corp east to Knoxville to remove Burnsides from that east Tennessee city. Neither were successful in their efforts. Longstreet took his corp back to the Virginia theater after failing to defeat Burnsides. Bragg was routed from the hills around Chattanooga in a series of battles late November '63 by forces led by General U.S. Grant.
  1. A Major strategic move was when the Union retreated to snodgrass hill and was protected by wooden defenses. Although their position was never captured, the Union still withdrew its forces.
  2. It was a confederate victory (CS). The Confederate army pushed the Union army back to Chattanooga instead of letting them get through to Georgia.
  3. Estimated Casualties: 34,624 (US: 16,170 CS: 18,454)
  4. The battle was costly for both armies but both sides (CS and US) achieved their objectives (CS: Not to let Union army pass to Georgia US: To capture Chattanooga).
  5. The was a major impact to the war because both sides lost many troops and both sides also achieved there goals.
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Battle of Chickamauga map


Sources cited:
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ga004.htm
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-642
http://blueandgraytrail.com/event/Battle_of_Chickamauga
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-642
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