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  Battle of Chattanooga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Second Battle of Chattanooga (August 21, 1863) — Part of the Chickamauga Campaign, another artillery bombardment that convinced Confederate Braxton Bragg to evacuate the city, just prior to the Battle of Chickamauga.
Third Battle of Chattanooga (November 23–25, 1863) — Part of the Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign, this is the battle most popularly known as The Battle of Chattanooga.
All of these battles are commemorated by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the development of which was spearheaded by former Confederate General and Rogersville, Tennessee, native Alexander P. Stewart.
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 Third Battle of Chattanooga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Third Battle of Chattanooga (popularly known as The Battle of Chattanooga, and including the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge) was fought from November 23 to November 25, 1863, in the American Civil War.
The ensuing Battle of Wauhatchie (October 28 to October 29, 1863) was one of the war's few battles fought exclusively at night.
The Union held Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the Lower South." It became the supply and logistics base for Sherman's 1864 Atlanta Campaign, and Grant had won his final battle in the west prior to receiving command of all Union armies in March 1864.
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 Battle of Chattanooga - MSN Encarta
Battle of Chattanooga, major engagement of the American Civil War, fought on November 23-25, 1863, between a Union army of about 60,000 men under General Ulysses S. Grant and a Confederate force of approximately 40,000 under General Braxton Bragg.
The decisive phase of the battle began at 7 am on November 25, when Sherman's force, consisting of six divisions, attacked Confederate entrenchments on the northern slopes of Missionary Ridge.
The battlefield was established as the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 1890.
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 Battle of Chickamauga & Chattanooga
Battle of Chickamauga: Sept. 19-20 1863 / Battle of Chattanooga: Nov. 23-25 1863
The second day of battle at Chickamauga was probably their greatest day in all the war.
The prize was Chattanooga, key rail center and gateway to the heart of the Confederacy.
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 Today in History: November 23
Chattanooga, Tennessee As Seen From Bragg Hill, Missionary Ridge, circa 1887.
On November 23, 1863, the Battle of Chattanooga began.
The Battle of Chattanooga is one of the most dramatic turnabouts in American military history.
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The battle for Chattanooga was the turning point in the Civil War because it opened the doorway to the Union forces for invasion into the deep South at the last moment for making possible the capture of Atlanta in time to influence the 1864 congressional and presidential elections.
The original plan of the battle of Chattanooga was to turn Bragg's right flank on Missionary Ridge, thereby throwing his army away from its base and natural line of retreat.
This assault was, of course, the crisis of the whole battle, and the successful carrying of Missionary Ridge was doubtless due in a measure to the position of Sherman and the threatening movement of Hooker.
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 Civil War Battles for Chattanooga
This is the story of the 1863 Siege and Battles for Chattanooga, including the Battle of Chickamauga.
It discusses the strategic importance of Chattanooga and each of the six battles fought during and immediately after the siege.
Chattanooga was a railroad hub with lines extending north to Knoxville and Nashville, west to Memphis (all under Union control), and south to Atlanta.
chattanooga.freeservers.com /civilwar   (595 words)

 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Chattanooga
An uneasy Bragg, convinced that his recovering army was unable to attack the city directly, decided to invest Chattanooga from the south and east and starve the Federal garrison into submission.
After the Chickamauga disaster, U.S. President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton were determined to hold Chattanooga (gateway to the Lower South) and to reorganize the command and structure of the western armies.
After Chattanooga the Union armies in the West prepared to divide the Upper and Lower South by marching through Georgia to the sea.
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 The Battle for Chattanooga Tennessee American Civil War November 1863
The battle for Chattanooga 23, 24, and 25 November 1863
At this time Sherman was slowly approaching Chattanooga from western Tennessee with Grant's former army, the Army of the Tennessee, now Sherman's (Grant had been promoted to Cmdr. of the Division of the Mississippi).
His subsequent battle report was inconsistent with the common description of him as being honest.
americancivilwar.com /authors/bobredmond/chattanooga.htm   (2907 words)

 Battle Summary: Chattanooga, TN
William Rosecrans at Chattanooga, cutting off its supplies.
Ulysses S. Grant received command of the Western armies; he moved to reinforce Chattanooga and replaced Rosecrans with Maj. Gen.
The Federals held Chattanooga, the “Gateway to the Lower South,” which became the supply and logistics base for Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta Campaign.
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 Battle of Chatanooga
Rosecrans determined to cross that stream at different points, and, closing around Chattanooga, attempts to crush or starve the Confederate army there.
On the morning of Aug. 21 National artillery under Wilder, planted on the mountainside across the river, opposite Chattanooga, sent screaming shells over that town and among General Bragg's troops.
He immediately led his forces into the Chattanooga Valley and encamped at Ross's Gap, in Missionary Ridge, within 3 miles of the town.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/battle-chattanooga.htm   (254 words)

 Term Paper on Battle of Chattanooga
November 1863 --The Battle of Chattanooga-- Grant, brought in to save the situation, steadily built up offensive strength, and on November 23- 25 burst the blockade in a series of brilliantly executed attacks.
http://americancivilwar.com/tl/tl1863.html The Battles of Chattanooga, in the U.S. Civil War, were a series of engagements fought around Chattanooga, Tenn., in September and November 1863.
In the confused battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge (Nov. 24-25, 1863), Thomas and Grant decisively defeated Bragg's 40,000 men.
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Battle_of_Chattanooga-5055.html   (184 words)

 Fighting Commenced in the Battle of Chattanooga
The three-day Battle of Chattanooga is one of the most dramatic turnabouts in American military history.
It began on November 23, 1863, and when the fighting stopped, Union forces had driven Confederate troops away from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia, setting the stage for Union General William T. Sherman's triumphant "March to the Sea" a year later.
It was a strategic victory because of the town's steamboat port and railway station.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/civil/chattano_1   (124 words)

 Chattanooga, Tennessee (1815 through the Civil War)
General William Rosecrans (biography) sent forces northwest of the city as a diversionary tactic aimed to keep General Braxton Bragg (biography) from realizing that the Union Army was moving through the rugged mountain passes south of the city.
The Battle of Chattanooga is a general name given to a series of smaller battles that were fought in the area in Oct.-Nov., 1863:
Many historians consider the Battle of Chattanooga to be the beginning of the end of the Civil War.
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 Chattanooga - Civil War
Reeling from defeat at Chickamauga on September 19-20, 1863, Army of the Cumberland forces under the command of William S. Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga to regroup.
Abraham Lincoln was keenly aware of the importance of Chattanooga (city history).
The President had said that, "...taking Chattanooga is as important as taking Richmond." Rails from the city linked major distribution centers of the Confederacy; it was a key in his plan to "divide and conquer" the Confederacy.
ngeorgia.com /history/chat.html   (786 words)

 Civil War Explorer > Chattanooga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After a defeat by the Confederates at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia on September 18, 19 and 20, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland, retreated back into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Chattanooga was an important railroad hub and a strategic target for both armies.
The siege and battle of Chattanooga were over and Union armies now controlled the city, the supply lines, and nearly all of Tennessee.
www.civilwar.org /cwe/AREA003.asp?9003001005000   (690 words)

 The Battle of Chattanooga
Reeling from defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga, the Army of the Cumberland, commanded of Maj. Gen.
This was to be the easiest Union victory in the battles for Chattanooga.
A vital line of lateral communications was lost, and the stage was set for Sherman's move to split the Confederacy further with his Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea Campaign.
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/631123.htm   (3141 words)

 Battle of Chattanooga
Battle west of Chattanooga that opened the "Cracker Line" from Stevenson, Alabama to Chattanooga.
November 25th, 1997, marked the 134th anniversary of the battles for Chattanooga.
Battle that many consider the last chance for the South, Bragg defeated by Grant, Nov. 25, 1863.
roadsidegeorgia.com /links/history/civilwar/battles/chat   (277 words)

 Battle of Chattanooga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
William F. Smith came to the rescue however with a bold plan to create a new supply line that eventually came to be known as the "cracker line".
Smith was then given a divisional commander's position and as such fought in most of the battles of the Peninsula Campaign.
This ultimately allowed the Union troops to hold Chattanooga and eventually use it as a means for more campaigns into the deep South.
www.collectorsnet.com /cwtimes/chattano.htm   (819 words)

 The Chattanooga Campaign Official Records and Battle(s) Descriptions
Following the Battle of Stones River, the armies of Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans sat 30 miles apart in central Tennessee for six months, idle except for cavalry raids on each other's supply lines.
The South would never recover from the loss of Chattanooga, which brought Bragg's dismissal and opened the gateway to the Confederate heartland.
Battles of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge
www.civilwarhome.com /chattannoga.htm   (552 words)

 Battle of Chattanooga
Chattanooga became a priority for the war planners in Washington, who dispatched Grant and a portion of his western force.
With Chattanooga firmly in Union hands, the door was opened for an advance into Alabama and Georgia (which would become Sherman’s punishing March to the Sea).
Memorabilia related to Battle of Chattanooga is at auction on eBay.
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 Chattanooga Battle of - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Chattanooga Battle of - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Chattanooga, Battle of, major engagement of the American Civil War, fought on November 23-25, 1863, between a Union army of about 60,000 men under...
Chickamauga, Battle of, one of the major engagements of the American Civil War, in which the Union's quick regrouping after the Confederate victory...
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 Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park (U.S. National ...
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south.
The Confederate’s were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September, but renewed fighting in Chattanooga in November gave Union troops final control.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation’s first, was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these battlefields.
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 Battle of Chattanooga
The Union bombardment of Chattanooga continued throughout the 7th and until noon on the 8th.
This attack on Chattanooga was a warning that Union troops could mount assaults when they wanted.
John T. Wilder’s brigade of the Union 4th Division, XIV Army Corps marched to a location northeast of Chattanooga where the Confederates could see them, reinforcing Gen. Braxton Bragg’s expectations of a Union attack on the town from that direction.
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 History of Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Hooker was delayed crossing Chattanooga Creek and the Confederates halted Sherman's attack.
The siege and battle of Chattanooga were over and Union armies now controlled the city and nearly all of Tennessee.
The next spring, Sherman used Chattanooga for his base as he started his march to Atlanta and the sea.
www.nps.gov /chch/hrs/history.htm   (790 words)

 Amazon.com: Storming the Heights: A Guide to the Battle of Chattanooga: Books: Matt Spruill,Lowell Forbes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Civil War Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, took place in late November 1863, after the Confederate victory in the Battle of Chickamauga drove the Union Army of the Cumberland back to the key railroad hub of Chattanooga.
In this guide, Matt Spruill recounts the story of the Battle of Chattanooga using official reports and observations by commanding officers in their own words.
Unlike other books on the Battle of Chattanooga, this work guides the reader through the battlefield, allowing both visitor and armchair traveler to see the battle through the eyes of its participants.
www.amazon.com /Storming-Heights-Guide-Battle-Chattanooga/dp/1572332379   (1268 words)

 Tennessee Civil War Battle Chattanooga American Civil War
The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War, Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms.
The climax of these events was the little-known Battle of Perryville, in which a greatly inferior Southern force under Braxton Bragg managed a draw against Don Carlos Buell's Union army but also effectively terminated the Confederate invasion of Kentucky.
Like its predecessor on Chickamauga, this is such a good book on Chattanooga that it's hard to believe any Civil War collection will need another book on the subject for at least a generation.
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 11/10/2004 - Battle For Chattanooga Special Programs Set Nov. 20-21 - Happenings - Chattanoogan.com
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park will have special programs commemorating the 141st Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga Nov. 20-21.
The Battles for Chattanooga, fought Nov. 23—25, 1863 resulted in a Union victory that allowed the Federal oldiers to control the “Gateway to the Deep South” for the remainder of the Civil War.
From this area, General Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker launched and directed the Union assault in the Battle of Lookout Mountain.
www.chattanoogan.com /articles/article_58474.asp   (1078 words)

 Civil War Battle of Chattanooga
After the battle of Chickamauga the Confederates began a seige of Union occupied Chattanooga.
In a remarkable logistics movement 20,000 men with all of their equipment were transferred to Chattanooga in eleven days.
This he did, by avoiding battle and instead forcing Longstreet to begin a siege of the city.
www.multied.com /CivilWar/Chatanooga.html   (697 words)

 Historical Map Archive - Battle of Chattanooga
Map of the Battlefields of Chattanooga: Movements from Chickamauga to Rossville and Chattanooga, September 21 and 22, 1863.
Map of the Battlefields of Chattanooga: Battle of Lookout Mountain and Sherman's Crossing of Tennessee, September 23-24, 1863
Map of the Battlefields of Chattanooga: Battle of Missionary Ridge
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 Battle of Chattanooga 1863
After the battle of Chickamauga, General Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga.
When it became obvious that the Union army was not going to move from Chattanooga, he laid siege to the city.
The summer battles had gone against the South, and Lincoln did not want that to turn around.
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