Synopses & Reviews
Not far from Chattanooga in northern Georgia, the Confederacy won one of its most decisive battles. This guide uses first-hand accounts to illustrate how this skirmish, only two days long, turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War with 34,000—plus Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or captured.
Eyewitness accounts by battle participants make these guides an invaluable resource for travelers and nontravelers who want a greater understanding of five of the most devastating yet influential years in our nation's history. Explicit directions to points of interest and maps—illustrating the action and showing the detail of troop position, roads, rivers, elevations, and tree lines as they were 130 years ago—help bring the battles to life. In the field, these guides can be used to recreate each battle's setting and proportions, giving the reader a sense of the tension and fear each soldier must have felt as he faced his enemy.
"The most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success", -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
This guide uses first-hand accounts to illustrate how this skirmish, only two days long, turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War with 34,000-plus Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or captured.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Illustrations
To Reach the Battlefield
The Movement to Contact
The Initial Contact
The Battle Moves South
Penetration and Counterattack in the Center
Preparations for the Second Day
Bragg Plans to Renew the Assault
Attack and Counterattack in Kelly Field
The Battle for Poe Field
Breaking the Union Right
The Fight for Snodgrass Hill
Appendix I. Medical Practices and the Handling of Wounded in the Civil War: Theory and Application
Appendix II. Order of Battle