The Fight For Tennessee: July 1863 to January 1864

Battle of Chickamauga

What was the conversation like?

Early during the Battle of Chickamauga, a Confederate captain from Texas, David K. Rice, was brought to Rosecrans as a prisoner. The Union general interrogated the Confederate officer, but on finding he would not succumb to rapid-fire questions, Rosecrans turned it into a conversation, which was later recorded in a Southern newspaper.


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