The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863

The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day August September Chickamauga according to soldier rumor is a Cherokee word meaning River of Death It certainly lived up to that grim sobriquet in September when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate

  • Title: The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863
  • Author: David A. Powell
  • ISBN: 9781611211740
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Chickamauga, according to soldier rumor, is a Cherokee word meaning River of Death It certainly lived up to that grim sobriquet in September 1863 when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee waged bloody combat along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek Long considered a two day affair, award winning author David Powell embraces a fresh approachChickamauga, according to soldier rumor, is a Cherokee word meaning River of Death It certainly lived up to that grim sobriquet in September 1863 when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee waged bloody combat along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek Long considered a two day affair, award winning author David Powell embraces a fresh approach that explores Chickamauga as a three day battle, with September 18 being key to understanding how the fighting developed the next morning The second largest battle of the Civil War produced 35,000 casualties and one of the last, clear cut Confederate tactical victories a triumph that for a short time reversed a series of Rebel defeats and reinvigorated the hope for Southern independence At issue was Chattanooga, the important gateway to the South and logistical springboard into Georgia.Despite its size, importance, and fascinating cast of characters, this epic Western Theater battle has received but scant attention Powell masterfully rectifies this oversight with The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 September 19, 1863 The first of three installments spanning the entire campaign, A Mad Irregular Battle includes the Tullahoma Campaign in June, which set the stage for Chickamauga, and continues through the second day of fighting on September 19 The second installment finishes the battle from dawn on September 20 and carries both armies through the retreat into Chattanooga and the beginning of the siege The third and last book of the series includes appendices and essays exploring specific questions about the battle in substantially greater detail.Powell s magnificent study fully explores the battle from all perspectives and is based upon fifteen years of intensive study and research that has uncovered nearly 2,000 primary sources from generals to private, all stitched together to relate the remarkable story that was Chickamauga Here, finally, readers will absorb the thoughts and deeds of hundreds of the battle s veterans, many of whom they have never heard of or read about In addition to archival sources, newspapers, and other firsthand accounts, Powell grounds his conclusions in years of personal study of the terrain itself and regularly leads tours of the battlefield His prose is as clear and elegant as it is authoritative and definitive.The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle is Powell s magnum opus, a tour de force rich in analysis brimming with heretofore untold stories It will surely be a classic must have battle study for every serious student of the Civil War.

    Chickamauga campaign The Chickamauga campaign of the American Civil War was a series of battles fought in northwestern Georgia from August to September , , between the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee The campaign started successfully for Union commander William S Rosecrans, with the Union army occupying the vital city of Chattanooga and forcing the Confederates Battle of Chickamauga Maps The Chickamauga Campaign Map Battle of Chickamauga Maps Description The campaign from Murfreesboro , Tennessee, to Chickamauga, Georgia , followed by the siege of Chattanooga, is one of the most dramatic stories of the entire Civil War Union Major General William S Rosecrans led a brilliant advance into Georgia, taking Chattanooga with the loss of only six men. The Chickamauga CampaignA Mad Irregular Battle by David The Chickamauga CampaignA Mad Irregular Battle by David Powell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle is Powell s magnum opus, a tour de force rich in analysis brimming with heretofore untold stories It will surely be a classic must have battle study for every serious student of the Civil War. The Chickamauga Campaign Official Records and Battle The Chickamauga Campaign A very good description of the campaign, with a Southern slant, taken from the Georgia volume of the Confederate Military History Chickamauga With Longstreet Chickamauga as seen by James Longstreet as described in his book, From Manassas to Appomattox Gordon on Chickamauga The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle OverDrive The Chickamauga Campaign A Mad Irregular Battle is Powell s magnum opus, a tour de force rich in analysis brimming with heretofore untold stories It will surely be a classic must have battle study for every serious student of the Civil War.

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    About "David A. Powell"

    1. David A. Powell

      Graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A in history He has spent years studying the Battle of Chickamauga and wrote several books on the campaign His book Failure in the Saddle Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign won the 2011 Richard Harwell Award for the best book on a Civil War topic published in the last year In addition to his books, he has written articles for the magazines North South and Gettysburg Magazine.

    704 thoughts on “The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863”

    1. This is an outstanding work, providing great deal of information about the chaotic battle of Chickamauga. I have read about this battle before, including as a part of biographies of generals involved as well as descriptions of the battle itself. However, I will venture to say that this is the best work on this battle that I have read. And it is only Part 1 of a 3 book work. Other works have been published on this battle, but Powell's access to information provides this with a greater depth.A sto [...]


    2. While there have been works previously written about the Battle of Chickamauga and the campaign surrounding it, no work has yet reached the apex of information and narrative as this book has done. David A. Powell’s The Chickamauga Campaign, is the first in a series of books which will chronicle the campaign, this book dealing with the action from the onset of the campaign through the second day of battle. What Powell has accomplished in these pages is something which I’m sure most fans of th [...]


    3. David Powell's book is the first of a trilogy devoted the Chickamauga Campaign and to the Battle of Chickamauga, fought from September 18 -- 20, 1863 in northern Georgia. , The subtitle of the book, "A Mad Irregular Battle: from the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 -- September 19, 1863" indicates its scope and theme. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Powell works in Chicago. but his passion is the Battle of Chickamauga. He has devoted much of his li [...]


    4. This is an absolutely great piece by David Powell. The author has an deep understanding of the battle and it shines through in his book. The first day of Chickamauga proves to be on of the most confusing engagements of the entire Civil War yet Powell manages to provide an amazingly detailed account of the battle while managing to maintain a clarity that allows the reader to not become confused within the tangle of seesaw action and wayward units. Definitely a first rate book


    5. My favorite battleI have visited Chickamauga battle field several times and I never get enough. This book is a good detailed version of the battle up to and including Sept 19.It may be too detailed for someone who is not a big civil war student but for students of the war, this is a great book and I highly recommend it.


    6. As one expects, this is well done and thorough. It is best if one can refer to Powell's The Maps of Chickamauga while reading but the included maps are generally sufficient. There do seem to be some editorial issues, such as directions getting flipped, though it can be hard to tell in such a confusing situation.


    7. This is a remarkable, colorful history of the first part of the Battle of Chickamauga. Powell is our leading historian on the battle. The author shows his knowledge by adeptly linking the various events which led to the battle and he clearly explains the movements during the battle. He also does an outstanding job of making the principles living, breathing people. This is an important reference for anyone interested in this battle.


    8. Good readA great book on a very nasty and confusing fight. A must read. I am looking forward to the new book.



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