Category Archives: Battles: Chickamauga

Bragg: The man who knew no fear

It’s safe to say that the 13th Regiment’s most reviled time of the whole war was when they served under Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg in Tennessee. Bragg was a small man. His chief, post-war published critic Sam Watkins said it … Continue reading

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After Chickamauga

After the Battle of Chickamauga, the Union Army of the Cumberland retreated north through the mountain gaps towards Chattanooga, with Bragg’s Army of Tennessee temporarily stalled at Chickamauga. Nevertheless, on Sept. 22, Mississippi Brigade commander General Humphreys dispatched thirty men … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chickamauga

Humphreys’ Mississippi Brigade, including the 13th regiment, joined General Kershaw’s South Carolinians on the evening of Sept. 19 in a fast march west from the Ringgold railhead. They arrived at Alexander’s Bridge on West Chickamauga Creek, on the southeastern corner … Continue reading

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The Journey: Destination Ringgold, Georgia

Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill recorded that the 13th Regiment and the rest of Humphreys’ Brigade left Columbia, South Carolina at 8 a.m. on Sept. 15, 1863. They traveled 130 miles, crossing the Savannah River and arrived at Augusta, … Continue reading

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