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Battle Analysis Essay

The Battle Of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga was one of the greatest battles during the Civil War. It was one of the last great victories for the Confederate Army against the Union Army. The casualties of the Chickamauga Battle was only second to the casualties lost during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate Army had the greatest loss of lives during this Battle than any other battle during the Civil War. But, the Union Army lost many lives as well during this battle. The Confederate army lost approximately 18,500 soldiers and the Union Army lost about 16,000 soldiers. The Civil War was the only war that was fought on US soil and that put brothers against each other. The Civil War was also the costliest war for America and the most controversial one as well.

The Battle of Chickamauga was a great win for the Southern states because they had lost two major battles in Vicksburg and Gettysburg. The Chickamauga win during the summer of 1863 gave the Southern states great hope that they still had a chance to win the Civil War. The Confederate army was able to win the Chickamauga Battle because they had a larger army than the Union troops. The two army troops that fought during this battle for the Confederates were under the command of General James Longstreet and General Bushrod Johnson. The army troops come from the States of Tennessee and Virginia. The total number of men that fought for the Confederate Army at Chickamauga was around 70,000.

The Union Army was not properly prepared for the Confederate army during the Battle at Chickamauga. The Union Army only had about 40,000 men available to fight at the Battle of Chickamauga. The Confederate Army was able to win the battle by element of surprise because the Union Army was still riding high from their victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. In turn, the Union Army did not ask for reinforcements to fight the Confederate Army in Chickamauga.

The Battle of Chickamauga was a get victory for the Southern states because they learned from the mistakes made during the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg. The Confederate Commanders ensured that they had the best divisions of their army to fight at Chickamauga. The Confederate Army had better weapons at their disposal to beat the Union troops and they were more similar with the terrain of Chickamauga, TN. The Confederate Army were better prepared for the Chickamauga Battle than the Union Army.

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