Battle of Chickamauga

 

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Short Summary of the Battle of Chickamauga
Short Summary: The Battle of Chickamauga
was fought on September 19-20, 1863 by the Union  forces led by  Major General William S. Rosecrans, Major General George H. Thomas against the Confederate Army led by General Braxton Bragg and Lt. General James Longstreet. This famous Civil War battle was fought between 60,000 Union soldiers and 65,000 Confederate troops. At the end of two days of fierce fighting the Union losses were over 16,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 18,000. The Battle of Chickamauga was a victory for the Confederacy.

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Battle of Chickamauga
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the horrific Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia.

     

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The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Battle of Chickamauga was fought in Georgia in the Western theater of the Civil War.

  • The Western Theater that comprised of the area west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi River

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Who fought the Battle of Chickamauga? The Battle of Chickamauga was fought between the Union soldiers of the Army of the Cumberland against the Confederate troops of the Army of Tennessee.

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The Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia followed the conflicts that had
forced General Bragg to abandon Chattanooga. However his forces were greatly reinforced by troops from the Mississippi area and by General James Longstreet's regiment from General Robert E. Lee's army in Virginia. General Braxton Bragg turned on General Rosecrans, and attacked him at Chickamauga Creek. The right wing of the Union army was driven from the battlefield. However, Union General George Thomas, "the Rock of Chickamauga," held his ground. General Bragg attacked General Thomas with repeated assaults. He failed every time, despite having twice the number of troops. General Rosecrans, believing the battle to be lost, left the battleground for Chattanooga, the home of the crucial railroad lines. General Thomas was the Union hero at Chickamauga and subsequently given command of the Army of the Cumberland, instead of Rosecrans, at Chattanooga. General George H. Thomas was destined to once again face his adversary General Bragg when the Army of the Cumberland was placed under siege by Confederate forces at the Battle of Chattanooga.

Facts about the Battle of Chickamauga
The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Battle of Chickamauga, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Battle of Chickamauga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 1Q. Where was the Battle of Chickamauga fought?
A. It was fought in
Catoosa County and Walker County, Georgia
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 2Q. When was the Battle of Chickamauga fought?
It was fought on two days between September 19, 1863 - September 20, 1863
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 3Q. Who won the Battle of Chickamauga?
A. The
battle was won by the Confederacy
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders?
A. The Confederate generals were General Braxton Bragg and Lt. General James Longstreet. The Union Generals were Major General William S. Rosecrans and Major General George H. Thomas
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 5Q. How many men fought in the Battle of Chickamauga?
A. The strength of the Union force was 60,000. The number of Confederate soldiers totaled 65,000

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Battle of Chickamauga
The info about the Battle of Chickamauga provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Battle of Chickamauga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

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Battle of Chickamauga Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there?
A. The total number of Union losses were 16,170: Number Killed 1657, Number Wounded 9756, Number Missing / Captured 4757.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there?
A.
The total number of Confederate losses were 18,454: Number Killed 2312, Number Wounded 14674, Number Missing / Captured 1468.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 8Q. Why was the Battle of Chickamauga important?
A. It was
strategically significant because it was a major disaster for the Union general of the Army of the Cumberland, William S. Rosecrans. The Battle of Chickamauga had the second highest number of casualties in the American Civil War, after the Battle of Gettysburg.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 9The Confederacy won the battle of Chickamauga, but they did not press their advantage in the Western theater of the Civil War.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 10The Battle of Chickamauga was the largest battle fought between the Union army of Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 11Q. What is the meaning of the word Chickamauga?
A.
Chickamauga, is a Native American word means "river of death".
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 12Q. Who was another famous leader at the Battle of Chickamauga?
A.
Future President James Garfield served in the Union army at Chickamauga with the rank of brigadier general and was chief-of-staff to General Rosencrans.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 13Q. What new weapon was used at the battle?
A.
The Spencer Repeating Rifle, designed by Christopher Spencer, had a manually operated lever-action with a rate of fire of 20 rounds per minute.
 
Battle of Chickamauga Fact 14Q. Who was given the nickname of the Rock of Chickamauga?
A.
Union Major General George Henry Thomas earned the nickname the "Rock of Chickamauga" for holding his line against the Confederate onslaught on Horseshoe Ridge.

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Battle of Chickamauga - President Abraham Lincoln Video
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