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Chickamauga National Military Park, GA (2-21-07) : The Battle of Chickamauga was the culmination of weeks of fighting between Major General Rosecrans Army of the Cumberland and the rebel Army of the Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg.  The Union forces had forced the Confederates steadily backwards before, on September 19, 1863, Bragg decided to make a stand near the West Chickamauga Creek.  The battle raged for two long days.  The Confederates slowly pushed the Union back before, on the second day, a fatal blunder by the Union command opened a gap in the center of their lines just as the Confederates under James Longstreet attacked.  Half the Union army promptly fled the scene, along with their commanding general, William Rosecrans.  Fortunately for the Union army another general by the name of George Thomas made a defiant stand at Snodgrass Hill which stemmed the Confederate tide preventing the Army of the Cumberland from total annihilation.  Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the war with combined casualties numbering over 34,000 men.

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to explore the area in detail so we made a quick loop along the auto tour route.  Additionally, I didn't resurrect these photos until nearly two years after I took them.  This combination means that making a linear story of the battle, like I am fond of doing in my other albums, was impossible.  I've done my best to match my shots with reports from others and maps I carried home with me.  I always welcome comments if you notice that something isn't quite right.  Anyway, enough of me...please, enjoy the album!!

<I><b>Battle Statistics</b></i>

<b>United States of America</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of the Cumberland
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  Major General William Rosecrans
<b>Strength:</b>  60,000
<b>Casualties:</b>  16,170 <i>or 27.0%</i> (1,657 killed, 9,756 wounded, 4,757 captured/missing)

<b>Confederate States</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of Tennessee
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  General Braxton Bragg
<b>Strength:</b>  65,000
<b>Casualties:</b>  18,454 <i>or 28.4%</i> (2,312 killed, 14,674 wounded, 1,468 captured/missing)

Chickamauga National Military Park, G...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of Chickamauga was the culmination of weeks of fighting bet ...

Updated: Jul 31, 2009 10:09pm PST

Antietam National Battlefield, MD (6-27-09) : The Battle of Antietam marked the single bloodiest day in American history.  Some 23,110 men were killed or wounded in action here on September 17, 1862.  The fighting here was a result of Robert E. Lee's first attempt at taking the war north and the Union's attempt, under George McLellan, to stop him.  The battlefield preserves such famous landmarks as the Dunker Church, the infamous Cornfield, the Sunken (or Bloody) Lane, and Burnside's (Lower) Bridge.

This album follows the course of the battle as told along the self-guided auto tour that circles the park.  Where I have been able to find pictures from the time of the battle I have included links to accompany my shots and descriptions...

<I><b>Battle Statistics</b></i>

<b>United States of America</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of the Potomac
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  Major General George B. McLellan
<b>Strength:</b>  75,500
<b>Casualties:</b>  12,401 <i>or 16.4%</i> (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing)

<b>Confederate States</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of Northern Virginia
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  General Robert E. Lee
<b>Strength:</b>  45,000
<b>Casualties:</b>  10,316 <i>or 22.9%</i> (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing)

Antietam National Battlefield, MD (6-...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of Antietam marked the single bloodiest day in American his ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2009 8:08pm PST

Gettysburg : 2009 Gettysberg reenactment .

Gettysburg

Marc

2009 Gettysberg reenactment .

Updated: Jul 18, 2009 6:47am PST

Gettysburg : Photos from the Battlefields of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg

N-SSA

Photos from the Battlefields of Gettysburg.

Updated: Jul 13, 2009 10:45am PST

Gettysburg Battlefield Trip : June  28, 2009

Gettysburg Battlefield Trip

ColdSteel120

June 28, 2009

Updated: Jul 01, 2009 8:02pm PST

Manassas Battlefield :

Manassas Battlefield

ColdSteel120

Updated: Jun 30, 2009 2:12pm PST

New Market Battlefield, VA (6-23-09) : The Battle of New Market was the result of General Ulysses S. Grant's desire, late in the Civil War, to gain control of the Confederacy's breadbasket...the Shenandoah Valley.  In spring 1864 Union Major General Franz Sigel's army of 10,000 began there trek south to subdue the valley.  Opposing them was a much smaller Confederate force of about 5,000 under the command of General John C. Breckenridge.  Among the rebel force was a regiment of cadets from the nearby Virginia Military Institute.  The battle took place on on a stormy day; May 15, 1864.  Reluctant to use the cadets as cannon fodder, General Breckenridge at first held them back.  It soon became clear however that, to break the Union lines, the cadets must be put in...

The following series of photos sets you in the footsteps of the cadets as they marched into battle that day...

<I><b>Battle Statistics</b></i>

<b>United States of America</b>
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  Major General Franz Sigel
<b>Strength:</b>  6,275
<b>Casualties:</b>  841 <i>or 13.4%</i> 

<b>Confederate States</b>
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  Major General John C. Breckenridge
<b>Strength:</b>  4,087
<b>Casualties:</b>  531 <i>or 13.0%</i>

New Market Battlefield, VA (6-23-09)

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of New Market was the result of General Ulysses S. Grant's ...

Updated: Jun 30, 2009 12:34pm PST

Riverside Cemetary  4/2009 :

Riverside Cemetary 4/2009

GlennGrossman

Updated: Apr 28, 2009 12:28pm PST

Cival War :

Cival War

GlennGrossman

Updated: Mar 15, 2009 7:05pm PST

Lehigh Valley Civil War Days : Civil War Re-enactment in Whitehall, PA June 2008

Lehigh Valley Civil War Days

APL Photography, LLC

Civil War Re-enactment in Whitehall, PA June 2008

Updated: Mar 13, 2009 11:16am PST