The Battle of Hoover's Gap was the principal battle in the Tullahoma Campaign, the campaign for possession of Middle Tennessee waged by Union General William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland against Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate Army of Tennessee. Conducted from June 24 to July 3, 1863, The Tullahoma Campaign is regarded
By the spring of 1864, Fort Pillow, on the banks of the Mississippi River in western Tennessee, had changed hands several times in the War. Now, the Union controlled it, and the fort had become a stronghold for black freedmen and escaped slaves, Southern Unionist politicians and businessmen, and Confederate
The Battle of Chickamauga lasted for three days, Sept.18-20, 1863. It was the worst Union defeat in the Western Theater, and only the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in more casualties. By September 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland, under the command of General William Rosecrans, was ready to deliver
The Battle for Kennesaw Mountain, June 27th, 1864 was part of the Campaign for Atlanta. That city, just 20 miles away, produced much of the arsenal for the Rebel Army. Also the intersection of four important railroad lines, Atlanta was a vital military target. Union commander William Sherman Union Maj.
The main Union assault during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was against a a heavily fortified salient on the left flank of the Rebel line, filled with Gen. Frank Cheatham's rugged and hard fighting 1st/27th Tennessee Regiment. This bulge in the entrenched line, an inverted V pointing down the
NASHVILLE SMOKEY ROW PROSTITUTE In 1860, before the Civil War began, Nashville had 20,000 residents and was the 8th largest city in the South. Steamboats on the busy Cumberland River and four railroads converged on the booming city. With the easy movement men, supplies, and artillery, Union General
HERROLD'S MILL Herrold’s Mill (in Athens, Ohio), now White's Mill, serves as a local gathering place for farmers and local wags in How Can A Man Die Better. I worked at White's Mill in the 1980s and learned of some of its history. Southeastern Ohio was filled with active abolitionists
Camp Dennison, located 17 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio, was a military recruiting and training facility for the United States Army during the American Civil War located near the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers and the Little Miami Railroad. The rivers and railroad provided quick transportation from various parts of Ohio