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    Abner Doubleday at Gettysburg Why is he not remembered Date s July 1 1863 to July 3 1863 Location ADAMS Pennsylvania Tag s Civil War Gettysburg General Abner Doubleday At approximately 10 15 AM on the morning of July 1 1863 Major General Abner Doubleday was thrown into command of the forces along McPherson s Ridge when his immediate superior General John F Reynolds was shot and killed in the

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    used them for firewood In another they took horses from Yankee homes and Gordon said it was justifiable by pointing out that in the South horses were being taken by the Union soldiers and that he was simply trying on a small scale to balance accounts In spite of Gordon s dismissal of Confederate actions as minor Confederate troops caused two million dollars worth of damage in Pennsylvania in 1863 Shortly after these instances Gordon s troops reached Wrightsville Pennsylvania where Gordon s chivalry would be tried and the reputation he prided himself on affronted The Confederates came upon a group of Union soldiers at the Wrightsville Bridge and resolved to drive them back so that they would be able to cross the river and continue their advance The Union soldiers swiftly set fire to the bridge in their affright to prevent Gordon s crossing but the Union soldiers had made an irreparable error the fire that was meant to protect them began to spread engulfing a lumberyard and eventually threatening the whole town As the fire grew quick thinking Gordon took to searching for a bucket or pail with which to extinguish the fire Unfortunately he didn t find one until the situation became dire At this point the townspeople realized that they would have to aid the Confederates if they wanted their town to survive In the end the Confederates failed to save the bridge but the town was not completely destroyed While Gordon defended the actions of his men Northern newspapers called their comportment into question by asserting that they had set the Wrightsville Bridge on fire enraging the General Gordon s strong reaction to this as well as his desire to create and maintain such a heroic image of himself call his motivations into question in

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    27 1863 Location BEDFORD Tennessee Tag s Crime Violence War Matt Turner was an assistant surgeon caught in battle at Shelbyville with a little time to write his mother The letter thought brief gave a great account to the attack that occurred in Tennessee from the 24 th to the 28 th of June in 1863 Turner gave the account of his army falling back and being flanked by the enemy the hospital he feared would soon fall and War preparation Date s 1862 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s War In the midst of the war factories were steady at work manufacturing gun carriages and turning cotton wagons and drags into army wagons All commercial businesses were suspended and the ships were cleared out due to the notice of the Union blockade in the spring of 1862 New Orleans would have seemed a deserted city if it were not for the bustling movements of the Third Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers Soldier Conditions and Morale Date s 1862 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Health Death War Soldier conditions throughout the Civil War especially for the Confederacy were far from inspiring All units from Virginia through Texas experienced poor camp conditions Many soldiers wrote home complaining about the high occurrence of death and the inability of the sick to recover J B Robertson was a colonel in the fifth Texas Infantry and often corresponded with Governor Lubbock Pauline Cushman Gains Trust of the Rebels An Episode from Her Life Date s 1862 Location JEFFERSON Kentucky Tag s Crime Violence Race Relations War Women Pauline Cushman was born Harriet Wood in the South on June 10 1833 Living the beginning of her life in New Orleans she eventually moved with her family to northern Michigan where she first discovered her love of the

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    John B Gordon s Chivalrous War Tactics Date s June 28 1863 Location Tag s John Brown Gordon Wrightsville Civil War It was a case of adherence to the letter and neglect of the spirit but there was no alternative except good naturedly to admit that my men had gotten the better of me that time so wrote General John B Gordon about the regrettable conduct of his soldiers as

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    in through this breach breaking through the Union lines and driving several of Rosecrans divisions from the field The breakthrough proved to be the decisive movement of the battle a Confederate victory How and why was this order given The report from General George Thomas that Reynolds right was exposed was met with fear and panic by Rosecrans historian Glenn Tucker notes Caught up in the heat of the moment Rosecrans directed his aide de camp Major Frank Bond to write the fateful order Chief among Rosecrans errors according to Tucker was that he did not consult his chief of staff Brigadier General James Garfield who was busy when deciding what action to take Garfield knew the positions of each Union regiment and would have been able to inform Rosecrans that a gap did not actually exist In his official report Rosecrans reluctantly admits that without his mistake the Union army would probably have driven the Confederates from the field Even with the fateful order Rosecrans describes Chickamauga as a resounding victory since the Union ultimately held Chattanooga Tucker disagrees and places blame on Rosecrans arguing that his erratic temperament led to the reckless advance Rosecrans biographer William Lamers puts Wood at fault since he should have told Rosecrans the move was impossible Not suprisingly Rosecrans downplayed his errors in his official report His commanders saw through the semantics however and relieved him of his command less than one month later The order would haunt Rosecrans for the rest of his life He wrote an article in the May 1887 issue of the Century Illustrated magazine justifying the entire Chattanooga campaign arguing that miscommunication between Reynolds Wood Thomas and Brigadier General John Brannan created the gap in the Union line His New York Times obituary in 1898 did not pull

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    know that he was about to give an order that would swing the battle the Chattanooga From Infantryman to Staff Officer The Battle of Chickamauga Through the Eyes of Ambrose Bierce Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location HAMILTON Tennessee WALKER Georgia Tag s War literature Bierce writes They were men They crept upon their hands and knees They used their hands only dragging their legs They used their knees only their arms hanging idle at their sides They strove to rise to their feet but fell prone in the attempt Through chilling words Ambrose Bierce illustrated the battlefield at Chickamauga in his short story Chickamauga Bierce a writer James A Garfield at Chickamauga Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location WALKER Georgia Tag s The Battle of Chickamauga James A Garfield James A Garfield was by definition an opportunist he used even his failures in life to present a heroic image and thus propel himself into political office Such was the case when he beseeched his commanding officer after their position had been overrun and he desired to be where the Union was winning the battle and thus seen as victorious Let me

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    Turner explained that the waiting had been on going since the previous charge where the Yankees had gained a lot of ground With the continuation of his letter Turner wrote of his feelings of foreshadowing when he said they had not seen the last of war and that another gory battle would occur General William Rosecrans Report at the Battle of Chickamauga Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s William Rosecrans The Battle of Chickamauga Civil War Major General William Rosecrans commander of the U S Army of the Cumberland awoke nervous on September 20 1863 His forces at Chickamauga had been assailed throughout the previous day but held their ground Rosecrans did not know if they could withstand another day of Confederate assault however He also did not know that he was about to give an order that would swing the battle the Chattanooga From Infantryman to Staff Officer The Battle of Chickamauga Through the Eyes of Ambrose Bierce Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s War literature Bierce writes They were men They crept upon their hands and knees They used their hands only dragging their legs They

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    he was about to give an order that would swing the battle the Chattanooga James A Garfield at Chickamauga Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s The Battle of Chickamauga James A Garfield James A Garfield was by definition an opportunist he used even his failures in life to present a heroic image and thus propel himself into political office Such was the case when he beseeched his commanding officer after their position had been overrun and he desired to be where the Union was winning the battle and thus seen as victorious Let me go to the front It is dangerous but the Braxton Bragg s Chickamauga Trouble with the Brass Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s The Battle of Chickamauga Braxton Bragg General Braxton Bragg s Army of Tennessee was in sore need of a decisive victory in September 1863 Following the Army s failed invasion of Kentucky in 1862 Bragg had been steadily pushed out of Middle and Eastern Tennessee and into Georgia without putting up much of a fight General William Rosecrans had proven a formidable commander of the opposing Army of the Cumberland After

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