Chickamauga

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  1. Rolfe

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    Found this video that explains the troop movements during the Battle of Chickamauga. Interesting place to visit.

     
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    Excellent! Never a fan of Braxton Bragg. He later killed 5 of his best generals in an ill advised frontal assault on fortified positions at Franklin, TN. Largely because he was angry with some of them.


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  3. Rolfe

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    It is my understanding that he had a bad temper and was hated by his own men.
     
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    Very interesting. I have a brother-in-law who pastored a church in Chickamauga up until last year. I've driven through the battlefield dozens of times and toured the museum twice.

    Another fascinating Civil War historical site a short drive from there is the Andersonville Confederate Prison. It also contains the National Prisoner of War monument.
     
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    Cool. Thomas never got the recognition he deserved (largely because of Grant), IMO. His victory at Nashville was one of the rare events in military history — the annihilation of the opposing army.
     
  6. Rolfe

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    He was a Virginian by birth, which I think may have contributed to his lack of recognition.

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    Must be time for dinner, I thought this was about Mexican food. Redface :oops:

    Shows where my mind is...in my stomach, as the saying goes. Frown
     
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    It was partly his own fault: He destroyed his letters and refused to publish his own account of the war, which didn't help him when Grant's memoirs, for example, were published.

    Still, there was some still-unexplained animosity between Grant and Thomas that prevented Thomas from being ranked popularly with the Union Big Three, though his veterans swore by him.
     
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  9. Rolfe

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    Border run? *laugh*
     
  10. Rolfe

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    Agree. A memoir would probably have helped. I forgot that he destroyed his papers.
     

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