Synopsis by Mark Deming
The Battle of Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Civil War. Fought in Northern Georgia in the fall of 1863, the battle saw Confederate troops (under the command of Gen. Braxton Bragg) defeat Union forces after two days of heavy fighting, but at a horrible cost, with 2,132 Southern soldiers killed and 14, 674 injured -- a victory that ultimately proved more costly than a defeat. Chickamauga: River of Death is a documentary which examines the scope and impact of this battle as 3,500 students of Civil War history gather in Summerville, Georgia in 1998 to re-enact the events of 135 years before. John Cissell of the National Park Service serves as host as he oversees this historic recreation at the site of the original battle.
battlefield, Civil-War [US], history, map, re-enactment, soldier, struggle