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The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict's western theater. It pitted Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee against William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland and resulted in more than 34,500 casualties. In this first volume of an authoritative two-volume history of the Chickamauga Campaign, William Glenn Robertson provides a richly detailed narrative of military operations in southeastern and eastern Tennessee as two armies prepared to meet along the "River of Death." Robertson tracks the two opposing armies from July 1863 through Bragg's strategic decision to abandon Chattanooga on September 9. Drawing on all relevant primary and secondary sources, Robertson devotes special attention to the personalities and thinking of the opposing generals and their staffs. He also sheds new light on the role of railroads on operations in these landlocked battlegrounds, as well as the intelligence gathered and used by both sides.

Delving deep into the strategic machinations, maneuvers, and smaller clashes that led to the bloody events of September 19@–20, 1863, Robertson reveals that the road to Chickamauga was as consequential as the unfolding of the battle itself.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. 1. 4 July 1863
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2. The Army of the Cumberland: July 1863
  2. pp. 10-46
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  1. 3. The Army of Tennessee: July 1863
  2. pp. 47-82
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  1. 4. Bragg: July 1863
  2. pp. 83-103
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  1. 5. Rosecrans: July 1863
  2. pp. 104-132
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  1. 6. Rosecrans Makes a Plan: 30 July–14 August 1863
  2. pp. 133-162
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  1. 7. Bragg Bides His Time: 30 July–14 August 1863
  2. pp. 163-177
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  1. 8. To the River: 15–20 August 1863
  2. pp. 178-210
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  1. 9. Before the Storm: 15–21 August 1863
  2. pp. 211-219
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  1. 10. Bombardment: 21–23 August 1863
  2. pp. 220-251
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  1. 11. Final Preparations: 24–27 August 1863
  2. pp. 252-282
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  1. 12. The Crossing Begins: 28–30 August 1863
  2. pp. 283-313
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  1. 13. Surprise: 31 August–1 September 1863
  2. pp. 314-341
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  1. 14. Sand Mountain: 2–4 September 1863
  2. pp. 342-378
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  1. 15. Lookout Valley: 5–6 September 1863
  2. pp. 379-410
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  1. 16. Bragg Leaves Town: 7–8 September 1863
  2. pp. 411-444
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  1. 17. The Fall of Chattanooga: 9 September 1863
  2. pp. 445-472
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  1. Appendix: Order of Battle
  2. pp. 473-490
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 491-604
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 605-646
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 647-680
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469643144
Related ISBN
9781469643120
MARC Record
OCLC
1056096910
Pages
696
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-09
Language
English
Open Access
No
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