The Civil War, Day by Day

Eye of the Storm

The Battle of Chickamauga

Two years later, he commanded a division in General Braxton Bragg’s Army of the Tennessee. Distinguished in command and ability, Cleburne was at the zenith of his career at the time of Chickamauga, where he led his soldiers into a night attack against a strong Union battle line. Deep in the Georgia wood, Cleburne stood with his men as the muzzleblasts of rifle fire lit up the faces of the combatants. No man could do more to throw the enemy off balance than Cleburne, whom admirers soon called the “Stonewall Jackson of the West.”

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All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.