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On this day in the Civil War, the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga commences. During the savage fighting the Union line is cut in two, and the Confederate army routs the Federals. The total combined losses for both armies is over 44,000, with both sides losing about 28% of their strength.

The stand by Union forces, commanded by General George Thomas, against severe odds earns him the nickname, “The Rock of Chickamauga”.


On this day in the Civil War, the Union army commanded by General William Rosecrans collides with the Confederate army commanded by General Braxton Bragg at the Battle of Chickamauga. Losses on both sides are heavy, but neither army gains an advantage at the end of the day.

1. Gettysburg National Military Park

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                                                       2. Antietam National Battlefield

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3. Vicksburg National Military Park

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4. Chickamauga National Battlefield

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5. Shiloh National Battlefield