Failure in the Saddle: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign

WINNER, 2010, RICHARD HARWELL AWARD, GIVEN BY THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF ATLANTA n nConfederate cavalry has a storied history in the Civil War Tales of raids and daring exploits create a whiff of lingering romance about the horse soldiers of the Lost Cause Sometimes, however, romance obscures hist

Battle Above the Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain, October 16 - November 24, 1863

In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents The Confederate Army of Tennessee The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mounta

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Atlanta Campaign

Excerpt from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Atlanta Campaign n nBrothers OF A common stock, of equal courage and tenacity, animated by convictions which they passionately held, they did on both sides all that it was possible for soldiers to do, fighting their way to a mutual respe

Confederate Staff Work At Chickamauga: An Analysis Of The Staff Of The Army Of Tennessee

One of the critical variables in the successful completion of a military campaign is the functioning of an army s command and control system In the American Civil War, a commander s primary command and control tool was his staff Large Civil War armies like the Army of Tennessee required significan

The Chickamauga Campaign—Barren Victory: The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863

Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War n nThe first installment, A Mad Irregular Battle, introduced re

The Chickamauga Campaign—Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863

David Powell s The Chickamauga Campaign Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, Union Collapse, and the Retreat to Chattanooga, September 20 23, 1863 is the second volume in his magnificent projected three volume study of this overlooked and largely misunderstood campaign n nAccording to soldier rumor,