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  Major Eastern battles
As a result of the battle's outcome, Lincoln and others came to understand that the war would not be an easy affair.
However, as a result of the battle, McClellan felt that was too much risk in using the James River to transport his troops.
On the left side was the III Corps under the command of Major General Daniel Sickles.
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 About the Region
Chattanooga lies at the boundary between the Cumberland Plateau, rich in cliffs and waterfalls, and the ruggedly exquisite Appalachian Mountains.
Another significant museum in Chattanooga is the African-American Museum, which is the summation and preservation of immensely valuable memorabilia pertaining to African ancestral roots and heritage, cultural aspects of being an African-American in modern times, the life, and role of slaves in Chattanooga before the Emancipation and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, or CARTA, is the municipally operated bus company, which serves as the main provider of public transportation in the city of Chattanooga.
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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, as well as for the Army of the Cumberland, 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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 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga is the corporate headquarters and home of Krystal, Chattem, UnumProvident, The Chattanooga Bakery (home of the Moon pie), and Miller Industries, the largest tow truck manufacturer in the world.
Chattanooga, since it is the birthplace of the tow truck, is the fitting home of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum [1].
Chattanooga is also notable for the Riverbend Festival, an annual week-long music festival in the downtown area that is known for drawing huge crowds from in and around the Tennessee Valley.
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 Politics in the Union Army at the Battle for Chattanooga
Chattanooga was the decisive battle of the war because it was the only one the South absolutely had to not just win, but win then in order to prolong the struggle so that some sort of political settlement could be achieved.
In short, in Thomas’s headquarters before the battle of Chattanooga there was a mass of map materials which prove conclusively that the entire area was perfectly known to the topographical engineers in Thomas’s command.
In both his report of the battle and his memoirs, he insisted that he had given Thomas express authority to carry the ridge itself, and implied that he fully expected that to be done.
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 Battles & Campaigns of the Civil War: Shamrock Hill Books
The battle of Resaca, Georgia, in May 1864, represents a series of firsts: the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E.
The two-day battle proved to be an experience that would cause Sherman to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the he campaign that followed.
The Battle of Gettysburg is chronicled in detail by such famous officers as Gen. Jams Longstreet, Col. John Mosby, Gen. Henry Hunt, Gen. E.P. Alexander and others who fought and directed this pivotal battle.
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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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 Chattanewga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The name 'Chattanooga' is based on the Muskogean term for rock, cvto (chatta), and may refer to Lookout Mountain that, when viewed from Moccasin Bend, appears as a "rock rising to a point".
Occupation of the area by members of the Cherokee Nation dates from 1816 with the establishment of Ross's Landing by later tribal chief John Ross, and ended with the racial cleansing of Native American Indians from the southeast USA in 1838.
Chattanooga is notable for leveraging development funds through effective public private partnerships, and has significant civic involvement.
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Bragg began concentrating his forces around Chattanooga when he learned from Wheeler's cavalry that the Federals were starting to cross the river.
The battle, fought in a densely wooded area which permitted little or no tactical control of units, was one of the bloodiest of the war.
Following the Battle of Stones River, the armies of Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans sat 30 miles apart in central Tennessee for six lines.
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 Battle of Wauhatchie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Wauhatchie, also known as Brown's Ferry, was fought October 28 and October 29, 1863, in Hamilton and Marion Counties, Tennessee, and Dade County, Georgia, in the American Civil War.
John W. Geary's division at Wauhatchie Station, a stop on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, to protect the line of communications to the south as well as the road west to Kelley's Ferry.
The way was clear for the start of the Battle of Chattanooga on November 23.
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 George Henry Thomas (1816-1870)
Under William Rosecrans he held the center and thus saved the Union army at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) and was in charge of the most important part of the maneuvering from Decherd to Chattanooga during the Tullahoma Campaign (June 22 -July 3, 1863) and the crossing of the Tennessee River.
Thomas succeeded Rosecrans in command of the Army of the Cumberland shortly before the Battle of Chattanooga III (November 23-25, 1863), a stunning Union victory due mainly to his behind-the-scenes management.
Thomas was in chief command of only two battles in the Civil War, the Battle of Mill Springs at the beginning and the Battle of Nashville near the end.
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 1863 - Gurupedia
Battle of Arkansas Post - General John McClernand and Admiral David Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
November 23 - American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga III begins - Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.
November 24 - American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain - Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
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 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 - 999 Chattanooga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee, and the seat of Hamilton County, Tennessee in the United States of America.
Owing to its industrial past, the city is currently fighting a major battle (and winning) against air pollution.
Originally founded by John Ross as Ross's Landing in 1816 as a center for Cherokee trade, it was renamed Chattanooga in 1838 after their departure on the Trail of Tears.
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 1863   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
June 14 - American Civil War: Battle of Winchester - A Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester Virginia.
September 8 - American Civil War: Second Battle Sabine Pass - On the Texas - Louisiana border at the mouth of the River a small Confederate force thwarts a invasion of Texas.
November 25 - American Civil War: Battle of Ridge - At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee Union forces led by General Ulysses Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
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 Bragg home
Tactically, the ensuing Battle of Perryville of 9 Oct. 1862 was a draw.
On 31 December 1862 and 2 January 63 he fought the indecisive Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River) against Gen. William S. Rosecrans, inflicting heavy casualties, but again he was forced to withdraw in the face of a better supplied and numerically superior opponent.
In the meanwhile large Federal reinforcements were concentrated under Ulysses S. Grant and George H. Thomas, and the decisive battle of Chattanooga (23-25 November 1863) ended in the defeat of Bragg's army.
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 The City of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga, named after the Chickamauga Creek which flowed nearby, was fought September 19-20, 1863 and involved more than 150,000 soldiers of the Northern and Southern Armies.
Union General Rosecrans had his headquarters in the town prior to the battle at the Gordon Lee Mansion, completed in 1847 and still standing today.
During the battle, soldiers were cared for in the home and adjacent buildings with many Union doctors remaining behind to care for the wounded after the Southern victory.
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 Battle of Missionary Ridge
The loss of Chattanooga was a severe blow to the dying Confederate cause.
A vital line of lateral communications was lost, and the stage was set for Sherman's move to split the Confederacy further by his Atlanta campaign and march to the sea.
Using Livermore's system of comparing the relative effectiveness of opposing troops, the Federals killed or wounded 44 of the enemy for every 1,000 of their own troops engaged; the Confederates killed or wounded 118 for every 1,000 of their own troops engaged.
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 Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines)
May, 1862, Gen. Fitz-John Porter was sent by General MeClellan with a considerable force to keep the way open for McDowell's army to join him, which he persistently demanded, in order to venture on a battle for Richmond.
Kearny's division of Heintzelman's corps was near Savage's Station, and Hooker's division of the latter corps was guarding the approaches to the White Oak Swamp.
The Nationals fell back to the second line, with a loss of six guns and many men; yet, notwithstanding the overwhelming numbers of the Confederates, and exposed to sharp enfilading fires, Casey's men brought off fully three-fourths of their artillery.
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 19th Alabama at Chickamauga
On that day, the 19th was part of the left wing of the Army of Tennessee as it broke through the Federal line and drove the Army of the Cumberland from the field.
The prize was Chattanooga, key rail center and gateway to the heart of the Confederacy.
This brought on a general battle that spread south for nearly four miles The armies fought all day on the 19th and gradually the Confederates pushed the Federals back to LaFayette Road.
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 ipedia.com: 1863 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
January 11 - American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post - General John McClernand and Admiral David Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
June 14 - American Civil War: Battle of Second Winchester - A Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester, Virginia.
September 8 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass - On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
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 Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP: An Administrative History (Chapter III)
[38] The National Cemetery at Chattanooga also drew attention, and during the 1930s labor provided by the park and by CCC workers supplemented that of the cemetery staff in filling a health-menacing slough outside the cemetery's west wall, a task that required the removal of a portion of that wall.
In 1953 the John Martin Company of Chattanooga registered the low bid of $63,400 and received a contract for building a "museum wing addition" on the Administration Building.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is subjected to intense recreational pressures leading to crowding and non-conforming uses which are often in direct conflict with the original purpose of the Park.
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 Wanting to preserve the railroad
Additional construction in East Chattanooga consisting of a small turn-of-the-century style depot, the construction and installation of the turntable, and most importantly, the locomotive and equipment restoration shops, were all completed during this same time period.
Chattanooga has been given a real gift in the form of TVRM as it is a true not for profit organization and it ties in perfectly with the image Chattanooga is known the world over for TRAINS!
It was to that end that he did all in his power to see that TVRM had one of the finest steam locomotive and car repair facilities in the country.
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 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 2003007246
The Battle for Missionary Ridge: The South Flank 000 8.
The Battle for Missionary Ridge: The Center 000 9.
The Battle for Missionary Ridge: The North Flank 000 10.
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