Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mort Kunstler's Civil War Calendar for October 2015

EYE OF THE STORM.  Picture of Patrick Cleburne leading his men into the fighting at the Battle of Chickamauga.

"Patrick Cleburne at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863.  Two years after starting his military career as a private, Patrick Cleburne commanded a division in Confederate General Braxton Bragg's Army of 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 woods, Cleburne stood with his men as the muzzle blasts of the 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.'"

--Old Secesh

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