Thanks Cleburne...this is a pretty cool site! I had ancestors on both sides in this battle. I always wondered if they had shot at each other. This shows they didn't. The Yank ancestors were in the McDonald Fields area while the Southerners were with Longstreet crashing through the gap in the Union lines.
Last edited on Fri Dec 16th, 2011 04:02 pm by BHR62
There were two Yanks and 3 Confederates from the family tree at Chickamauga. One of the Yanks died but the others all survived the battle and the war. I was reading the battle report of the Yank Brigade Cmdr and he stated he was very uneasy about marching the brigade that far out to the McDonald Farm but was ordered to go forward. That is was when they came under heavy fire. Researching the Civil War ancestors has been very interesting. Reading battle reports also gives you a real understanding of what went on. This site you linked to really let me know exactly where they were at on the field. Something I've been unsure of until now....THanks!
Another great Chickamauga site is Dave Powell's Chickamauga Blog. Dave has been studying the battle for decades and this blog is his way of sharing his research. He has already written a book on Forrest's cavalry in the campaign and I fully expect a multi-volume history of the campaign from him at some point.