Hallowed Ground: Fall 2013

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust membership magazine focuses on the Campaign for East Tennessee battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Knoxville, with articles by historians Wiley Sword and Joan L. Markel, PhD. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

The Bloodbath

The Bloodbath

Civil War Trust

The Battle of Chickamauga began as cavalry action, but quickly escalated into a three-day bloodbath that resulted in more than 34,000 casualties — a greater figure than any Civil War battle, except Gettysburg. Mass confusion, chaos and insubordination plagued both sides of the battle lines at Chickamauga Creek, resulting in the Union army’s most substantial defeat in the Western Theater.Read the article »

Hell in the Heavens

Hell in the Heavens

Wiley Sword

The story of the Chattanooga Campaign of 1863 and the incredible attack at Missionary Ridge is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood of all Civil War Events.Read the article »


Knoxville: A Near-Death Experience

Joan L. Markel, PhD

While the Union army was under seige at Chattooga, James Longstreet and Ambrose Burnside faced off in Knoxville, Tenn, where Orlando Poe's maps played a pivotal role.Read the article »

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