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  1. Dr Rick

    Discussion Where were the Northerners captured at Chickamauga held POW prior to paroling?

    My GGGF James Remer was captured as part of E Co. 18th Kentucky Infantry at Chickamauga. He evidently rejoined his unit at some point but I am trying to find out more details. Any sources would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick
  2. Cavalry Charger

    A Series of Unfortunate Events ... Grant thrown by his horse and defeat at Chickamauga

    @lelliott19 has kindly shared an article with me re: Grant's unfortunate fall from a horse while visiting New Orleans in September 1863. He was there in order to undertake a review of the Thirteenth Corps, recently arrived from Vicksburg, which was due to be held in his honor. One of the...
  3. OldSarge79

    Visiting Chickamauga Battlefield: Need suggestions

    A friend and I will be leaving tomorrow morning (Fri Dec 6) for the show in Franklin, but plan to visit Chickamauga on the way. I anticipate that we will only have perhaps 2 1/2 hours to see everything we can. Neither of us has been to Chickamauga before. I know it's pretty short notice, but...
  4. lelliott19

    Chickamauga Battlefield November 9, 2019 with Norman Dasinger, Jr

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 One-Day Chickamauga Battlefield Tour with Norman Dasinger, Jr. Norman Dasinger, Jr. has led tours of Civil War sites and battlefields for tons of organizations - including Blue & Gray Education Society and our own Civil War Talk gathering last year at Chickamauga...
  5. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Leonidas Polk at Chickamauga

    After the fighting on September 19 at Chickamauga ended, Confederate commander Braxton Bragg planned to renew the attack and sent orders to right wing commander Leonidas Polk to attack at daybreak. Yet dawn came and went, and there was no attack. Bragg grew more and more impatient and finally...
  6. WJC

    Discussion Artistic License?

    We've all seen them: paintings, prints, battlefield drawings, and sketches. They're in books, on-line and in museums. They are often used to illustrate an action or a battle. Sometimes we get our whole perception of the event from them. But how accurate are they? Vizitelly [Frank Vizitelly...
  7. lelliott19

    Chickamauga Kershaw's Brigade at Chickamauga: The Fight for Snodgrass Hill

    "Capt. Townsend who was in command of the battalion, fell with one side of his face torn away. Evans also fell and as he lay on the ground with the colors, I passed near him, in command of my company..." Writing of his "experiences in the late unpleasantness," Lieutenant Robert H Jennings of...
  8. lelliott19

    Chickamauga Longstreet's Missed Opportunity at Chickamauga? Dave Powell weighs in on 900-yard gap in the Federal line between Snodgrass Hill and Kelly Field

    Dave Powell has been doing a regular feature called "Fridays with Dave Powell." The series originated on a Chickamauga group page on Facebook. I had missed the series until I ran across this one, from May 10, 2019, re-posted on Dave's blog. It details the activities of four of my favorites -...
  9. lelliott19

    Shot in the "Portmonic" - Pvt. Sherwood Cooper Lindsay 10th Mississippi at Chickamauga

    Apparently a portmonic is a pocket book or wallet. :D Sounds like the contents were destroyed, but he was spared injury.
  10. WJC

    Jack Hines Faces Capture at Chickamauga

    Jack Hines climbed up on the back of a horse as the fighting at Chickamauga raged on September 20, 1863. He joined a disorganized mob of other Union soldiers who beat a hasty retreat after oncoming rebels poured through a gap along their front. Then his horse suddenly bolted and galloped off...
  11. M

    William W. Pelt - Company F 6th Florida Infantry

    Company F 6th Florida Infantry I am looking for help with my Great Great Grandfather William W. Pelt, Marianna, FL. He served alongside two of his brothers, Obadiah Pelt and Robert Pelt. Obediah Pelt - In November of 1863, Company Muster Roll for Nov/Dec 1863 shows Obadiah to be absent by...
  12. Buckeye Bill

    The Gordon-Lee Mansion at Chickamauga, Georgia

    The Gordon-Lee Mansion is located in Chickamauga, Georgia and was originally referred to as the Gordon residence. Construction began in 1840 and was not completed until 1847 due to labor and financial issues. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Gordon-Lee House. The...
  13. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet says Jeff Davis "could not brook criticism of his views nor his favorites"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this, the closing section of the interview, General Longstreet continues his response to the question: "Do you think, General Longstreet...
  14. James N.

    James Longstreet (and Braxton Bragg and U.S. Grant too) in Comics!

    I've previously posted threads like this scanned from old issues of Classics Illustrated Special Issues about Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and John S. Mosby - since this one largely - and favorably! - features (admittedly among others) the often-neglected Longstreet I thought it...
  15. SWMODave

    Don't you think you could find one man, General?

    General Henry Lewis Benning During the heat of this battle Gen. Benning, of Georgia, one of the bravest men that ever lived, came charging up to Gen. Longstreet in great agitation. He was riding an artillery horse, and was using a rope trace for a whip. His hat was gone, and he was much...
  16. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 9-13-18

    This week's Throwback Thursday features a poor, blurry photo, but one of an event important to me and the unit I was serving with at the time, The Confederate Guard. It was Memorial Day weekend, 1979, and we were attending a small living history event held by the NPS at Chickamauga National...
  17. James N.

    Chickamauga Chickamauga Battlefield in Photos and Postcards From the 1960's & 1970's

    In anticipation of the upcoming Civil War Talk gathering at Chickamauga Battlefield slated for next month as well as the upcoming anniversary of the September 18 - 20, 1863 battle, I decided to resurrect photos and mementoes from my previous visits. The first time I visited there was with my...
  18. Joshism

    Chickamauga Chickamauga: Impact Of Thomas' Aggressiveness on Sept 19?

    On the morning of September 19, Dan McCook reports to George Thomas that his cavalry has found an isolated Confederate brigade near Jay's Mill. Thomas responds aggressively, sending in Brannan who runs into Forrest. The fighting continues to drawn divisions from both sides in a confusing...
  19. Jimklag

    Railroads West To Tennessee

    In 1863, both the CSA and US Army made large troop movements from the Virginia theater to the area around Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Confederate troops were 2/3 of Longstreet's 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia and the U.S. troops were the 11th and 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac. Here are a...
  20. Joshism

    Chickamauga Why Does Chickamauga's Real First Day Get So Little Respect?

    Minty's & Wilder fought important delaying actions on Sept 18, 1863 at Chickamauga Creek. It was pointed out in the CWT event thread that the NPS auto tour skips these events and Peter Cozzens' book refers to Sept 19 as the first day of the battle. The History Channel website refers to the...
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