1863 Confederate CW newspaper Battl CHICKAMAUGA Georgia

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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE ORIGINAL single sheet Confederate Civil War newspaper, the Daily Charleston Mercury (SOUTH CAROLINA) dated Sept 29, 1863. Front page and back page news coverage of the Battle of CHICKAMAUGA, Georgia. T is also a list of South Carolina Confederate soldiers kiled in this epic battle.

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18 to September 20 , 1863 , marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War .

The battle was fought between the Union Army of the Cumberland under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and the Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg , and was named for the (now South) Chickamauga Creek, which flows into the Tennessee River about 3.5 miles northeast of downtown Chattanooga . Chickamauga was a local Indian word meaning "Stagnant River" or, less accurately, "River of Death," usage that may have begun after the battle.

Battle of Chickamauga ,

Thomas's heroic defense that day earned him the
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