Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Battle of Chickamauga

The battle of Chickamauga on the second day did not go at all as was planned
by General Braxton Bragg (See Sheet 1).  The "fog of war" rolled in and masked some of the planned aspects.  Bragg divided his army into two wings under Longstreet and Polk.  Polk, in his turn, only notified his subordinates
(Breckinridge, Cleburne) early the next day, and Hill not at all.  The result was a poorly coordinated attack by the Confederate Right Wing.  Only by the blessing of Lady Luck did Longstreet's Left Wing break through the Union Right and drove them back to Chattanooga.  Bragg also failed to order a pursuit of the Federal Forces.

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