The 22nd Michigan Infantry and the road to Chickamauga
- John Cohassey.
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
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- Physical description
- vii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
- Cohassey, John, 1961- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Camp Richardson, Pontiac, Michigan
- To Cincinnati's defense
- The march to Lexington
- Camp life: silent terrors and the muffled drum
- Chasing rebels from the bluegrass
- Respite at Nashville
- Heroism on Horseshoe Ridge
- Prison houses and parole
- Engineer duty and "the cracker line"
- Atlanta and home.
- Publisher's Summary
- Called upon to take a hill at the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, the 22nd Michigan Infantry-untested in combat-fought valiantly, helping to save the Union right commanded by General George H. Thomas. From its formation in 1862 to its last train ride home, the 22nd confronted slavery and African-American runaways in the border state of Kentucky and encountered near starvation during the siege of Chattanooga. It helped to build bridges and buildings and marched to Atlanta as General Thomas' provost guard. This narrative traces the 22nd's day-to-day experiences in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, including many unique towns and cities. It tells of the struggles to supply and feed the volunteer unit, while facing death during battle and disease in camp and in Confederate prisons. Farm boys, shopkeepers, school teachers and lawyers, these volunteers from the Great Lakes region formed one of many units that answered the call for the Union's preservation. Those who came home were never the same, after thousands of miles traveled by foot and railroad cattle car. Just as the war transformed the lives of these men, this story will leave the reader will a better understanding of their hardship and sacrifice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476671666 20190304
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1862-1865)
- Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
- Michigan > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Regimental histories.
- Georgia > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.
- Tennessee > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.
- Kentucky > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.
- United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.
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- Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry and the road to Chickamauga
- "At the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, the 22nd Michigan Infantry helped to save the Union right flank, commanded by General George H. Thomas. This history explores experiences in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia and describes the challenges faced by farm boys, shopkeepers, school teachers and lawyers as they faced death, disease and starvation on battlefields and in Confederate prisons."--Provided by publisher.
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