Tag Archives: Braxton Bragg

Tullahoma Campaign history written in a Confederate cemetery

About halfway between Chattanooga and Murfreesboro exists a cemetery containing soldiers killed during the Tullahoma Campaign. And, as I learned, few cemeteries provide so much information about the fighting that put these men in their graves. Headed to Murfreesboro from Chattanooga on Interstate 24, my son, Chris, and I came through Hoover’s Gap and approached […]

The monumental soldier, Part 2

The Maine soldier responsible for the construction of the nation’s first privately funded Civil War monument trekked from battlefield to battlefield across the Upper South before returning to the Pine Tree State. Amidst the miserable weather engulfing the Shiloh battlefield after sunset on April 6, 1862, the 19th U.S. Infantry regulars commanded by Stephen Decatur […]