Civil War Chatroom Book Chat
This is a  Civil War book discussion that was scheduled and held in the Civil War Home Chatroom.  What you see is the chat between the members as it occurred.  Each session consisted of discussing 2 or 3 chapters of the selected book and lasted about 1-1 1/2 hours.

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Tennessee's Forgotten Warriors
Frank Cheatham and His Confederate Division
by
Christopher Losson

      Losson traces Cheatham's life from his family background to his death, but 225 of the book's 288 pages of text deal with the Civil War years. Cheatham's "enthusiasm for horse racing, cursing, and the occasional bottle all served to reinforce the idea that Cheatham was, in certain respects, not unlike the men he led." His bravery on the battlefield and concern for his wounded men gave Cheatham a place in their hearts. Losson relies on manuscripts, newspapers, and memoirs for most of his material. Since Cheatham left almost no personal papers behind, this biography is one-dimensional. Losson sticks with readily available facts about the Army of Tennessee to write a narrow military history of its campaigns.

Table of Contents

1. From Nashville to Mexico City
     (Chat for Chapters 1, 2, & 3)

3. ”Old Frank Is One of the Boys”:
     Shiloh and Its Aftermath

 




 

2. ”One of the Wickedest Men I Ever Heard Speak”:
     The 1850s and the Onset of the Civil War






 

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