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Battle of Chickamauga

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Battle of Chickamauga
Yasmine Ellis
Battle of Chikamauga
September 19-20,1863

Confederate Leaders
James Longstreet
Braxton Braggs
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Leonidas Polk
Battle Sequence
Battle Sequence
Both Armies met at the Chickamauga Creek bank in Chickamauga, Georgia.
Battle Sequence
The Confederates advanced causing the Union to safely retreat to Chattanooga.
Impact
Union victory
Caused the South to lose control of the Railroad Center.
Union Leaders
William Rosecrans
George Thomas
Ulysess S. Grant
William Rosecrans
Union General
Pushed Confederate Army out of Chattanooga.
George Thomas
Union General
Able to withstand Confederate forces earning him the nickname "Rock of Chickamauga"
Born in Virginia but stayed loyal to Union.
Ulyssus S. Grant

James Longstreet
Led reinforcements into Chattanooga,Tennessee to help Braxton Braggs go offensive
Braxton Braggs
Union General
Braggs separated his Army in half and puts Polk and Longstreet in charge of the unit.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General
Wanted to keep fighting the day after the battle, but was advised not to by Braggs.
Both the Union and Confederacy were trying to get control of The railroad center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Casualties
Union: 16,000
Confederacy:20,000
Leonidas Polk
Confederate General
Led the left unit of Braggs Army with the help of James Longstreet
Union General
Led Union troops and reinforcements and won Union control of Chattanooga
Sources
History.com Staff. "Battle of Chickamauga." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 09 May 2016.
"Chickamauga." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 09 May 2016.
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