This study investigates General Braxton Bragg's use of cavalry during the pivotal Tullahoma and Chickamauga Campaigns. As army commander, Bragg was responsible for organizing units, selecting commanders, and assigning missions. His decisions had significant impact upon the tactical and operational fortunes of the Army of Tennessee and on Confederate strategy.
One of the critical variables in the successful completion of a military campaign is the functioning of an army's command and control system. In the American Civil War, a commander's primary command and control tool was his staff.
This thesis is a historical analysis of the order that Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood received from Major General William Rosecrans during the Battle of Chickamauga. It will investigate the limits of obedience and disobedience and will seek to determine if Wood should have disobeyed, or at least questioned, this critical order issued by General Rosecrans.
This is a study of the logistical system that supported the Union armies in the Civil War, focusing on the Army of the Cumberland under the command of Major General William S. Rosecrans in 1863. Finally, the performances of the commanders and logisticians in the field during the Tullahoma and Chickamauga Campaigns are explored, with an emphasis on problems with transportation.
Based on the analysis of the division s actions, this study draws conclusions to determine the causes for the unit s poor performance at Chickamauga: poor decision making, fatigue, and piecemeal employment.
This study is a historical analysis of the Chickamauga Campaign from the perspective of ordnance logistics. It focuses on the two major arms used on the Civil War battlefields, namely shoulder-fired arms and field artillery.
The campaign and Battle of Chickamauga, August-September 1863, is an excellent vehicle for a Staff Ride. Because of the size of the forces involved and the difficulty of the terrain encountered, it represents an opportunity to raise many challenging teaching points relevant to today's officer.
This thesis examines the use of artillery by the Union Army of the Cumberland during the Battle of Chickamauga on 19 and 20 September, 1863. The thesis methodology is an analysis of the terrain, technology, tactics, organization for combat, and leadership during the battle. This thesis shows that the Union did not employ artillery effectively due to poor organization for combat and failure of leaders to use the weapon systems in accordance with their strengths.
Books on Chickamauga: Print, Ebook and Audiobooks
Advance and Retreat
by John Bell Hood; Richard M. McMurry (Introduction by)
Call Number: 973.73 H776
Publication Date: 1993-08-22
The American Civil War: the emergence of total warfare
by Robert Doughty; Ira Gruber; Roy K. Flint; Mark Grimsley; George C. Herring; Donald D. Horward; John A. Lynn; Williamson Murray
Call Number: 973.73 A512
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Prologue to Chickamauga - Chickamauga
Autumn of Glory: the Army of Tennessee, 1862-1865.
by Thomas L. Connelly
Call Number: 973.7 C752
Publication Date: 1971-02-01
Battle Chronicles of the Civil War
by James M. McPherson (Editor); Richard Gottlieb (Editor)
Call Number: 973.73 B336
Publication Date: 1989-12-01
The Battlefields of the Civil War
by William C. Davis; Russ A. Pritchard (Assisted by)
Call Number: 973.7 D265
Publication Date: 1996-10-15
by Glenn Tucker
Call Number: 973.7 TUC
Publication Date: 1995-05-01
No other account of Chickamauga has been written with anything approaching this full detail, or approximating the general atmosphere through narration of the less weighty but intensely human incidents of this dogged, bloody fray.
Chickamauga Staff Ride Briefing Book.
by Edward P. Shanahan, Doris L. Harvey, and Donna S. Murphy
Call Number: 973.735 S528
Publication Date: September 1995
USAREC Staff Ride Briefing Books are compiled by the Office of the Command Historian to provide a systematic approach to the analysis of the significant battles in the history of military art and the profession of arms.
Civil War Generalship: the Art of Command
by W. J. Wood
Call Number: 973.73 W881 1997
Publication Date: 1997-04-30
Part 3. Chickamauga: Lost Command, Lost Victory - Rosecrans and his Chickamauga Campaign - Braxton Bragg, Confederate strategy, and tactical offensive - Battle of Chickamauga - Two perspectives of Chickamauga.
Edge of Glory: a biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A.
by William M. Lamers; Larry J. Daniel (Foreword by)
Call Number: 973.73092 L228
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
Major General William S. Rosecrans (1819-1898) was one of the most fascinating and tragic figures of the Civil War. In September 1863 President Lincoln and Congress considered him the most able general on the Union side, but only one month later, "Old Rosy" was removed from his command and then quickly forgotten.
Lincoln and His Generals
by T. Harry Williams
Call Number: 973.741 W727
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
Theme is Lincoln as a director of war, and his place in the high command system for this nation.
Master of War: the life of General George H. Thomas
by Benson Bobrick; Norman Dietz (Narrated by)
Call Number: Audio CD 973.7092 Bobrick
Publication Date: 2009-03-23
Historian Bobrick argues here that George H. Thomas was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has been largely shaped by others, most notably Grant and Sherman, who, Bobrick says, diminished Thomas' successes in their favor in their own memoirs. Born in Virginia, Thomas remained loyal to the Union, unlike fellow Virginian Robert E. Lee. In the entire Civil War, he never lost a battle or a movement. He was the only Union commander to destroy two Confederate armies in the field. Throughout his career, he was methodical and careful, and always prepared. Unlike Grant, he was never surprised by an enemy. Unlike Sherman, he never panicked in battle. Although historians have always regarded Thomas highly, he has never captured the public imagination, perhaps because he has lacked an outstanding biographer--until now.--From publisher description
Railroads in the Civil War: the Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat.
by John Elwood Clark
Call Number: 973.742 C5936
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
"A serious disaster": The Federal government responds to the defeat at Chickamauga.
This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga
by Peter Cozzens
Call Number: 973.735 C882
Publication Date: 1992-09-01
When North and South met among the desolate mountains of northwestern Georgia in 1863, they began one of the bloodiest and most decisive campaigns of the Civil War. The climactic Battle of Chickamauga lasted just two days, yet it was nearly as costly as Gettysburg, with casualties among the highest in the war. In this study of the campaign, the first to appear in over thirty years and the most comprehensive account ever written on Chickamauga, Peter Cozzens presents a vivid narrative about an engagement that was crucial to the outcome of the war in the West.
Thomas: Rock of Chickamauga
by O'Connor, Richard
Call Number: 973.73092 O'Conner
Publication Date: New York, Prentice-Hall 
U. S. Army War College Guide to the Battle of Chickamauga
by Matt Spruill (Editor)
Call Number: 973.735 G946
Publication Date: 1993-05-10
Not far from Chattanooga, the Confederacy one of its most decisive battles. This guide uses first-hand accounts to illustrate how this skirmish, only two days long, turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War with 34,000 plus Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or captured. Explicit directions to points of interest and maps detailing troop position, roads, rivers, elevations and tree lines as they were 130 years ago help bring the Battle of Chickamauga to life.
The Warrior Generals
by Thomas B. Buell
Call Number: 973.713 B928
Publication Date: 1997-02-25
The Warrior Generals examines three pairs of generals from the Union and Confederacy, at three levels of command, each of whom met repeatedly in battle: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee; George H. Thomas and John B. Hood; and Francis C. Barlow and John B. Gordon. Interweaving the stories of these six men, Buell creates a sweeping panorama of the Civil War. At the same time, he shows us the human face of the drama, taking us into the fiery heart of battles such as Antietam, Shiloh, Chattanooga, and Spotsylvania. Drawing on dozens of sources largely neglected by previous historians, Buell challenges the conventional view that the Confederacy's officers were superior. He argues that Union generals had the edge in strategic thinking, preparation, and the use of innovative tactics. In particular, he questions Lee's reputation as a military genius and suggests that Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga," was the greatest general in the war. Yet all six men are portrayed with sympathy and insight. Buell shows us how these leaders - tested to the limits by a war of unparalleled ferocity - prevailed through strengths of character that often existed side by side with flaws that would have undone other men.
This is the first biography of Union General William S. Rosecrans in more than fifty years. It tells the story of his military successes and the important results that led to the Union victory in the Civil War: winning the first major campaign of the war in West Virginia in 1861; victories in northeastern Mississippi that made the Vicksburg Campaign possible; gaining the victory without which Abraham Lincoln said the "nation could scarcely have lived over"; conducting two brilliant campaigns in Tennessee and fighting the battle of Chickamauga (giving permanent possession of Chattanooga to the federals); The book also attempts to explain why Rosecrans was removed four times despite his military successes and examines the important part politics played in the war. Additionally it reveals a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in engineering as well as theology.
With My Face to the Enemy
by Robert Cowley; David Herbert Donald (Contribution by)