Let Us Cross Over The River

By order of the commanding general, I am here to remedy the lack of Civil War blogs on Tumblr. If you have any interest in the Civil War (vaguely interested/mildy/obsessed/fanatical), then this can be your headquarters. If you have any inquiries or questions, I'll be here. Both Yankees and Rebs accepted of course! Maj. Gen. KathyRose (well, okay, I'm a 19 year old English girl but no one has to know that!) Personal blog if anybody's interested: http://amildlookingsky.tumblr.com/

September 19th-20th, 1863

The Battle of Chickamauga ends the Chickamauga Campaign in Tennessee and Georgia. The Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg engage the Union Army of the Cumberland under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans, aiming to force the Federals out of Chattanooga, which they occupy. After misinformation, a gap accidentally appears in the Union line and is exploited by Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. A new defensive line is formed and after many costly assaults from Southern forces, the Union forces retire back to Chattanooga, leaving the Confederates to occupy the heights.The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of war and had the second highest number of casualties after Gettysburg. (x) (x) (x)