Total Casualties:34,624 Union Casualties:16170 Confederate Casualties:18,454
The Battle Of Chickamauga was one of the most costliest battles in the Civil War. In the Fall a battle broke out between them. Many people gave their lives for what they believed in as 34,000 people died which was second only to Gettysburg. The battle of Chickamauga was the most costliest battle in the west though. It had a lot more casualties than the other battles in the west.
For the battle of Chickamauga there were two leaders. The north had a man by the name of William Rosecrans. On the other side of the battle the Confederates had a man by the name of Braxton Bragg. Both men attended a famous military school by the name of West Point. They both went to the school at the same time but were at different ages.
The battle of Chickamauga was started because the South met the North. The South was also trying to raise their morale from their last battle against the North. Braxton Bragg ordered an attack against the North to try to gain momentum. They both new it was going to be a bloodbath, but no one expected what was going to happen.
During the war, the north thought they had the war won. The north even had less casualties. Braxton Bragg thought if they kept fighting they might weaken Rosecrans and the north. His plan worked out when they took the victory over the north. Bragg accomplished his task by defeating the north in the night time.
The battle of Chickamauga took place in Georgia. The north and south found each other in northwestern Georgia in the woods. The north and south had the woods colored with black and red. Everywhere you looked there would be a body in your peripheral vision.
The battle of Chickamauga ranked #2 in Civil War Casualties. The battle of Chickamauga was considered a Confederate victory. William Rosecrans job was in jeopardy because of the hard loss. It would be remembered to this day with a national military park.