1. lelliott19

    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...
  2. lelliott19

    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 -...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. James N.

    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...
  12. Joshism

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. Joshism

    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...
  15. Sorah_45thVA

    Thomas on Snodgrass hill, my revelation

    I visited Chickamauga today for the third time but today was different, not only was I armed with the knowledge of my kin fighting for Snodgrass on the Confederate side, the totality of the battle was much more apparent. This all climaxed when I had a deeply religious experience and became...
  16. WilliamH

    "Black Confederates" at Chickamauga?

    I know how folks on here love to discuss "Black Cofederates" :wink:, so when I came across the below mention of Black Confederate at ChickamaugaI, I thought I would share it to see if anyone could verify it or add addition information? This comes from the book"Civil War in Tennessee" by Steve...
  17. SWMODave

    “Drink, Yank; I reckon you're powerful dry.”

    (excerpt from longer account - link to entire story at end) It was at the battle of Chickamauga…… I fall. My thigh is torn, the bone is shattered, although I did not feel the shot that struck me. Here I lie among the dead and wounded. Our men have fallen back. Over our prostrate forms the...
  18. James N.

    Upcoming April, 2018 Civil War Excursion

    Tomorrow, April 3, @1863surgeon Doug Garnett, his son Bradley, and Yours Truly (above, Doug and I during the 2007 145th Anniversary Shiloh event) are setting off on what may prove to be a questionable Adventure - mainly because of the erratic, unseasonable weather! - driving from Northeast Texas...
  19. D

    Books on the battle of Chickamauga

    Hi All, I am looking for a good book(s) to read about the battle of Chickamauga. I'm not interested in fiction unless it has a lot of authentic details in it-- like which unit moved where and when. I am also interested on any books that have letters or personal stories from men who served in...
  20. lelliott19

    Longstreet's Breakthrough at Chickamauga Tour 1/6/18

    Longstreet’s Breakthrough Saturday, January 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Chickamauga National Military Park, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA. A special two-hour driving and hiking tour (approximately ½ mile walking distance) will explore the Chickamauga battlefield. Visitors will explore a part...

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