Just after first light on the morning of September 18th, 1863, in the deep woods on the banks of Chickamauga Creek, a single brigade of Federal infantry stumbled into a full division of Confederate cavalry, and so began one of the bloodiest conflicts of the American Civil War. The result? A huge victory for the Confederate army. The cost? More than 37,000 casualties; the Battle of Chickamauga was the bloodiest two days of the entire Civil War.
Read the story of the battle as told through the eyes of the Generals who planned the grand strategies, and the soldiers who fought it, often hand-to-hand.
Chickamauga is novel almost twenty-five years in the writing. It’s historically accurate, almost to the minute. It’s the intense story of the young men, the everyday soldiers, who had to fight not only the enemy, but also their own fears and inner doubts to find the courage to face seemingly insurmountable odds. It’s also the story of their superior officers, and the generals who controlled their fates; men who were determined to charge into Hell itself to achieve victory. You’ll stand side-by-side with them as they contest one disordered, ear splitting, ground shaking clash after another.