from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of extreme northwest Georgia south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Confederate troops led by Braxton Bragg defeated Union forces here on September 19–20, 1863.

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  • noun a Confederate victory in the American Civil War (1863); Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg defeated Union forces


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  • Because Chickamauga is in north Georgia, I guess I'll move my timeline over a few days and set the opening scene on June 3 instead.

    October 13th, 2005

  • "Doctor," he whispered, drawing Vaughan aside, "do you know what the word Chickamauga means?"

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • The Lower Towns, known as the Chickamauga, engaged in pitched battles during the next 9 years, trying to drive the white settlers back.

    History of American Women

  • And if you went on a line heading northwest, you would come to Chickamauga, which is sort of in the extreme northwest corner of

    1863: Rebirth of a Nation

  • At the close of the fierce combat the few that survived made a peace and covenant, and then and there declared that for all time the sluggish stream should be called Chickamauga, the

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • After I had learned what war really was I never went under fire without experiencing an overpowering sense of dread and fear, with the single exception of the incident of riding through the Union lines at Chickamauga, which is given further on.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • There are two streams called Chickamauga emptying into the Tennessee River east of Chattanooga—North Chickamauga, taking its rise in Tennessee, flowing south, and emptying into the river some seven or eight miles east; while the South Chickamauga, which takes its rise in Georgia, flows northward, and empties into the Tennessee some three or four miles above the town.

    Chapter XLII

  • * 2007: Streetscape project begins to revamp portions of Rossville Boulevard that extend into Georgia, where it's called Chickamauga Avenue.


  • In one of his stories, "Chickamauga," Bierce recounts the reality of war through the eyes of a child narrator-an innocent who sees the blood and pain for the first time.

    Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?)

  • I've mentioned before that the visceral punch of "Chickamauga" has influenced my conception of vampires; their paleness and everything else about them that indicates their unliving state should be a reminder that they've died and blasphemously risen from the grave, and that these have been horrible, eternally traumatizing experiences for them.

    Archive 2010-05-23


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