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William S. Rosecrans
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Union Military
July 11, 1861 Battle of Rich Mountain West Virginia
  George McClellan
  Operations in Western Virginia
  Battle of Rich Mountain
July 23, 1861 Major General John Dix ordered to take command of the Department of Maryland; Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans ordered to take command of the Department of the Ohio
  Army of the Ohio
September 10, 1861 Battle of Carnifax Ferry

General William Rosecrans [US] defeats General John Floyd [CS]
West Virginia
  Operations in Western Virginia
  John Floyd
  Rutherford B. Hayes
October 11, 1861 William S. Rosecrans assumes command of the Federal Department of Western Virginia West Virginia
September 19, 1862 Battle of Iuka

William Rosecrans [US] beat Sterling Price [CS] who withdrew when scouts report a column under the command of Edward O. C. Ord was advancing from the Mississippi.
Mississippi
  Sterling Price
October 3, 1862
October 4, 1862
Battle of Corinth

Earl Van Dorn [CS] and Sterling Price [CS] attack William Rosecrans [US] northern perimeter, driving it back to a reinforced line. Rosecrans successfully defends the city
Mississippi
  Earl Van Dorn
  Sterling Price
October 24, 1862 Don Carlos Buell [US] is relieved of command from the Army of the Ohio for his failure to pursue Bragg [CS] following the Battle of Perryville. William Starke Rosecrans is ordered to replace him.
  Don Carlos Buell
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 30, 1862 Major General William Rosecrans assumes command of the Army of the Cumberland
  Army of the Cumberland
December 31, 1862 Battle of Stone's River [US]
Battle of Murfreesboro [CS]

Braxton Bragg forces William Rosecrans to retreat, but Rosecrans returns to defeat Bragg on January 2, 1863.

Union 13,249

Confederate 10,266
Tennessee
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Braxton Bragg
  George Thomas
  John Breckinridge
  Army of the Cumberland
  Philip Sheridan
  Stone's River
June 23, 1863 Army of the Cumberland begins the Tullahoma Campaign against the Army of Tennessee Tennessee
Georgia
  Tullahoma Campaign
  Army of the Cumberland
  Leonidas Polk
  Braxton Bragg
September 19, 1863
September 20, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga

General Braxton Bragg [CS] tries to split General William Rosecrans [US] forces as they try to return to the safety of Chattanooga. A second day breakthrough at the Brotherton Cabin forces the federals into a retreat, halted only by the Rock of Chickamauga, General George Thomas on Snodgrass Hill

The bloodiest two days in American history cost the Federals 1,657 dead, 9,756 wounded, and 4,757 missing for a total of 16,170 casualties out of 58,000 troops. The Confederate losses were 2,312 dead, 14,674 wounded and 1,468 for a total of 18,545 out of 66,000 troops.
Georgia
  Gordon Granger
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Braxton Bragg
  George Thomas
  John Bell Hood
  Army of the Cumberland
  Philip Sheridan
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Lafayette McLaws
  Battle of Chickamauga
  James Garfield
  Leonidas Polk
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  James Longstreet
  Chickamauga Campaign
September 24, 1863 President Lincoln wires Gen. Rosecrans [US} in Chattanooga, telling him 40,000 to 60,000 troops are on their way. Within a week a corps arrives at Stevenson, Alabama
  Battles for Chattanooga
October 19, 1863 William Rosecrans is relieved of duty. General Grant replaces him as commander of the Army of the Cumberland with George Thomas
  George Thomas
  Army of the Cumberland
January 22, 1864 William S. Rosecrans is ordered to take command of the Department of Missouri, replacing John Schofield Missouri


William S. Rosecrans

In their words:
In a letter to his wife in 1861, George McClellan penned, "I have not a Brig Genl worth his salt ...Rosecranz is a silly fussy goose."

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