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Chickamauga: A Battlefield History in Images

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A new and unique type of historical guide, this book features more than one hundred photographs and illustrations of thirty key sites in and around the Chickamauga battlefield.

The September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, in which Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg defeated Union troops commanded by William Rosecrans, was the bloodiest engagement in the western theater of the Civil War. Chartered in 1890 and dedicated in 1895, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ...

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Overview

A new and unique type of historical guide, this book features more than one hundred photographs and illustrations of thirty key sites in and around the Chickamauga battlefield.

The September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, in which Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg defeated Union troops commanded by William Rosecrans, was the bloodiest engagement in the western theater of the Civil War. Chartered in 1890 and dedicated in 1895, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is the first and largest of our country's memorial Civil War battlefields. In 2002 alone more than eight hundred thousand people visited the park, which is located in northwest Georgia near the Tennessee border.

Chickamauga: A Battlefield History in Images is arranged for use during a driving tour of the park but also serves as an attractive and unique keepsake. Book in hand, visitors will appreciate as never before the experiences of the battle's actual participants. Civil War scholars and enthusiasts will find a valuable new source for pondering tactical moves and unraveling historic controversies.

Readers will find:

  • historical photographs, many of which have had limited circulation in recent times
  • modern photographs, including low-altitude aerial views that clarify
  • the spatial relationship of sites across the battlefield—-sites that were isolated by heavy forest during the actual battle
  • period illustrations of selected sites by such renowned artists as Thomas Nast and Alfred R. Waud
  • informative, detailed text and captions that clarify any changes to the landscape and topography since 1863, such as structures no longer in existence that were factors duringthe fighting
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book offers fascinating and seldom-seen views of one of the Civil War's most important battlefields."—Steven Woodworth, author of Chickamauga: A Battlefield Guide

"Linton's sharp focus on the battlefield, many illustrations, and succinct text should appeal to academics and Civil War enthusiasts alike."—Kenneth W. Noe, author of Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle

"He has provided an interesting approach to visualizing this particular battlefield as it was in 1863."—Huntsville Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820325989
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 389,184
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger C. Linton is an active member of the Friends of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. He is the primary author of the audiotape tour that has been used in the park since 1979.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2004

    THESE PICTURES ARE WORTH THOUSANDS OF WORDS

    One picture being worth a thousand words may be a trite expression, but it is also often true. Such is the case with Roger Linton's unique photographic guide to the Chickamauga battlefield. Brilliant full-color illustrations capture scenes that many have visited only through printed words in a history text or in their imaginations. Featured with over 100 photographs are 30 key sites in and around Chickamauga. Students and history buffs will remember that the Battle of Chickamauga in the fall of 1863 was one of the most devastating battles in an incredibly bloody war. Confederate troops led by Braxton Bragg fell before Union forces under the command of William Rosecrans. Commemorating this confrontation is the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the largest of our country's Civil War battlefields. With this book in hand one can drive through the park experiencing again those landmark days. True enthusiasts may even want to think about tactics used by the opposing forces. A succinct text and captions make plain changes to the landscape since 1863. This is a valuable addition to the libraries of historians, students, and Civil War buffs. - Gail Cooke

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