Behind The Stonewall

Initial Position Of The 79th Pennsylvania (Day 1) - Chickamauga Georgia



This area is where Starkweather's Brigade was positioned at the opening of the Battle at Chickamauga.  The thick ground cover and night attacks brought confused fighting between Union troops mistaking each other as the enemy.   When the Confederate attack came, the Union soldiers broke and ran to the position that they held on day 2 of the battle. 

I struggled with this pan.  On our tour, I had a bad experience with ticks at this site.  This location is very deep in a wooded area of the battlefield.  After some second thoughts, I went back the next day by myself and took the pan without any problems from those pesky ticks.

For more information on the 79th Pennsylvania, read the Regimental History.

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