Meet Author Robert Miller: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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They All Wore a Star…: Miller tells the story of the soldiers' experiences from the 129th Illinois with Benjamin Harrison and Hooker's 20th Corps through their letters, diaries, official records and newspapers. Though the focus is the Battle of Resaca, Miller explores this unit as they moved through the Campaign for Chattanooga. How better to tell their story than from their own words?
BUTTERFIELD: The lack of organized and serviceable information on the part of our Government and Commanders in the East, with the skill and ability of our opponents, permitted Longstreet's corps to be detached from the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee, in the presence of the Army of the Potomac under Meade, and fall upon the Army of the Cumberland with superior forces, while its Commander General Rosecrans, had been assured that no troops had been so detached.
Rosecrans drove the Confederates out of Chattanooga but met disaster on September 20 at Chickamauga after Bragg turned back on him and Thomas with new fresh troops……"They All Wore A Star…"
DRAPER: …Rain commenced early in October. The roads became almost impassable. The Confederate cavalry, crossing the Tennessee above the Chattanooga, fell upon the trains entangled in the mud on the Sequatchie Valley and the rocky western ascent of Waldron's Ridge. In one day, they destroyed about 300 wagons, and killed or captured 1800 mules. Distress began to reign in the camps: the animals of the trains starved to death-the roadsides were lined with their bodies; the artillery-horses died on their picket ropes. "They All Wore A Star…"
We had to fight Hooker's command here or else the battery never would have been taken… "They All Wore A Star…" Max Van Den Corput
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Miller grew up in Illinois where he was filled with the lore of Lincoln and the Civil War. After he retired, his pursuit of his family led him to follow his great, great grandfather's trail to its end in the Battle of Resaca. Miller received his degree in math from the University of Tulsa and his career was in computer analysis.
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