Monday, September 16, 2013

Battle of Chickamauga

One hundred and fifty-years ago on September 20th marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg.  During the battle, a member of the 24th Wisconsin Volunteers, Arthur MacArthur (father of General Douglas MacArthur), won the Medal of Honor for his valiant performance at Missionary Ridge.  It was there that he was seen grabbing the colors and urging his unit forward shouting “On Wisconsin!” Learn more about the regiment with William Beaudot’s book “The 24th Wisconsin Infantry” or take a ranger-led tour with the DVD “The Battle of Chickamauga”.

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