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  Army of Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, reinforced by James Longstreet's corps from the Army of Northern Virginia, the Army of Tennessee was able to inflict a significant defeat on Rosecrans at Chickamauga in September 1863, advancing to besiege Chattanooga.
The Army of the Cumberland was, however, reinforced by the troops of Grant's Army of the Tennessee, along with two corps from the Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen.
In the meanwhile, Hood was faced in Tennessee by the army's old enemy, the Army of the Cumberland, under George H. Thomas, as well as the Army of the Ohio under John Schofield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Confederate_Army_of_Tennessee   (597 words)

 Flags Of The Confederacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In late November, 1863, the Confederate Army of Tennessee (which had been the old Army of the Mississippi), was soundly defeated at the Battle of Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Among the first priorities of General Johnston to re-establish the faltering morale of the Army of Tennessee was the adoption of an army-wide battle flag of the same basic design he had helped create in Virginia in 1861 and which had been contracted for in Mobile while he held command in Mississippi in 1863.
That size is not far off from one of the two size battle flags issued to the Army of Tennessee during the late winter of 1863-1864 that originated in Augusta.
www.confederateflags.org /army/FOTCaot.htm   (1866 words)

 The Army of Tennessee
It was a long suffering and ill-starred army that lost almost all its battles, and even when it did win a major victory, as at Chickamauga, it was with the support of generals and troops from the Army of Northern Virginia.
From the standpoint of a study of the Army of Tennessee, Castel’s campaign study is critical to understanding the dynamics both in the army’s high command and within its rank and file.
The Army of Tennessee buried its dead at Franklin (including five general officers) and moved on with a scant 23,053 effectives to its virtual annihilation at Nashville at the hands of General George Thomas and 71,842 well-equipped Federals.
www.civilwarinteractive.com /ArticleArmyofTennessee.htm   (5063 words)

 Tennessee history, preservation and educational artifacts
In May 1864, Army of Tennessee Commanding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston ordered Stewart and his men to engage Union General Joseph Hooker at New Hope Church, GA. As was his custom before a battle, Gen. Stewart rode along the front of his line talking to his men and giving them the before-battle pep talk.
The Senior Corps Commander of the Army of Tennessee General Hardee echoed the anger being felt by the troops and thought the decision by President Davis was a way of replacing him as well.
In 1918, the former Confederate General from Tennessee was memorialized by the Chattanooga U.D.C., who contracted noted Tennessee artist Belle Kinney to sculpt a bust of the Rogersville native.
www.tennesseehistory.com /class/APstewart.htm   (3013 words)

 Tennessee Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans -- Nelson Adair Cresap
He joined the Confederate army on November 30, 1861, and was organized into the 47th Tennessee Regiment.
With men who thus prefer duty to ease, nothing is impossible in war." In the final reorganization of the Army of Tennessee there were to many officers for the number of enlisted men.
During these situations, I picture the Army of Tennessee assaulting the fortified works at the battle of Franklin and I know that I have the courage to do what is right.
tennessee-scv.org /vet7.html   (541 words)

 Confederate Leaders
In 1851 Jackson resigned from the army and was a professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Artillery Tactics at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
There was no name in the Army of Tennessee more familiar to the soldiers than that of Cheatham, and no officer of the Confederate army possessed to a higher degree than he the affectionate regard of his men.
In all the movements of the army of Tennessee in 1864, Cheatham and his men had their full share of peril and of honor.
members.tripod.com /~ProlificPains/cleaders.htm   (5421 words)

 Army Of Tennessee
The joining of the Army of Kentucky with the Army of the Mississippi, on November 20, 1862, was the origin of the Army of Tennessee-the great Confederate army of the West.
After the battle, he was given the rank of lieutenant-general, and at the head of the Second Corps in the Army of Tennessee, took part in the Atlanta campaign from May to July 18, 1864, when he succeeded Johnston in the command of the army with the temporary rank of general.
He resigned from the army after the Mexican War, in which he had received the brevet of major, and was engaged in teaching until he entered the Confederate army, in 1861.
www.civilwarhome.com /confederatearmytennessee.htm   (3087 words)

 This Week in the Civil War October 4, 1863
The Confederate Army of Tennessee is rocked yet again by two of the sorriest spectacles of the war.
As the result of another secret meeting, the disgruntled generals in the Army of Tennessee formulate a petition asking that Bragg be relieved as commander of the army.
The Army of Tennessee, stricken with a complete paralysis, will in a few days' time be thrown strictly on the defensive, and may deem itself fortunate if it escapes from its present position without disaster.
www.civilweek.com /1863/oct0463.htm   (5488 words)

 Resaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
May 13, 1864, Confederate General Joseph Johnston positioned his forces along a ridge that lay between the Oostanaula River and the Conasauga River just north of the small town of Resaca, GA. This defensive line protected his supply line to Atlanta, the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
On the afternoon of the 13th, Federal Major General John Logan's XV Corps arrived west of Resaca to discover that General Johnston had reinforced his army with General Leonidas Polk's Army of Mississippi, which became the third Corps of the Army of Tennessee.
General Johnston informed his senior officers that the Army of Tennessee had no choice but to fall back from Resaca or be cut off from Atlanta.
darrellryan.homestead.com /Resaca.html   (1078 words)

 Tennessee Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Sons of Confederate Veterans [SCV] is the heir to this legacy.
Formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as an historical, patriotic and non~political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861~1865 period is preserved for future generations.
Also, and perhaps most importantly, Tennessee SCV members are at the forefront of the fight to preserve the honor of the Confederate Soldier.
www.tennessee-scv.org   (307 words)

 Blacks in the Union Army of Tennessee
Tennessee also had 7,300 free fls in 1860, but they suffered racial discrimination and second-class citizenship without the right to vote.
The Confederate General Assembly passed a law to draft free fls as military laborers in June of 1861.
In the West Tennessee area, the USCT fought in the battles of Moscow, Brice's Crossroads, Memphis, Tupelo, and the Fort Pillow Massacre.
www.tnstate.edu /library/digital/BlacKs.htm   (811 words)

 the Chickamauga Campaign Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In June of 1863, Rosecrans began moving against the Confederates, and the Army of Tennessee was gradually pushed further east.
The Confederate belief that the attack would come from the north was reinforced when General Rosecrans sent Colonel John T. Wilder whit his mounted infantry up the Sequatchie Valley and over Walden's Ridge to generate a disturbance along the north side of the river between Chattanooga and the mount of the Hiwassee River.
A major objective of General Braxton Bragg's Confederate Army of Tennessee during the Chickamauga campaign was to block the Federal Army from Chattanooga.
www.chickamaugacampaign.net   (935 words)

 This Week in the Civil War September 27, 1863
From the editor: The tension in the Confederate Army of Tennessee boils over as Braxton Bragg begins a purge among the ranks of the army's general officers.
Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee is thrown into turmoil when it is learned that Bishop Polk has been arrested and relieved of command.
Transfer of the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the Cumberland.
www.civilweek.com /1863/sep2763.htm   (4528 words)

 Tennessee Civil War Battle Campbell's Station American Civil War
In early November 1863, Lt. General James Longstreet, with two divisions and about 5,000 cavalry, was detached from the Confederate Army of Tennessee near Chattanooga to attack Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's Union Department of the Ohio troops at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston was wounded and bled to death, leaving P.G.T. Beauregard to disengage and retreat with a dispirited gray-clad army.
Daniel (Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee) has crafted a superbly researched volume that will appeal to both the beginning Civil War reader as well as those already familiar with the course of fighting in the wooded terrain bordering the Tennessee River.
americancivilwar.com /statepic/tn/tn023.html   (857 words)

 HistoryShots History of the Confederate Army - American Civil War 1861 - 1865
The History of the Confederate Army charts the size and battle history of the Army of Northern Virginia, Army of Tennessee, and 21 other armies.
The award winning History of the Confederate Army print provides you with a comparison of the battle history of each force across all three theaters of the war.
The History of the Confederate Army is divided vertically by date and horizontally by the three major theaters of the war.
www.historyshots.com /civilwar/index.cfm   (386 words)

 Benjamin Franklin Cheatham Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Serving throughout the Civil War in what would become the Confederate Army of Tennessee, Tennesseean Benjamin F. Cheatham proved himself to be a highly capable commander at brigade through corps level.
A farmer, he had served as a captain in the lst Tennessee and as the colonel of the 3rd Tennessee during the Mexican War.
Active in the state militia during the interwar years, he was one of the state's senior officers during the period before it merged its forces into the Confederate army.
www.civilwarhome.com /cheathambio.htm   (319 words)

 Army of the Cumberland and George Thomas Source
Bragg tried to establish a modern command structure in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and he tried to take care of his men, but he was limited by inherent tendencies of Southern society.
He did good work at Iuka and Corinth, held on at Murfreesboro, and was the architect of the military masterpiece Tullahoma which effectively took Tennessee out of the Confederacy.
His subsequent flanking movement pushed the Army of Tennessee into Georgia and established Union control over the crucial East-West railroad.
www.aotc.net   (666 words)

 GENERAL BRAXTON BRAGG Commander Army of Tennessee Confederate Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He was in command at the Battle of Chickamauga, but he did not attack the retreating Union Army to gain a crushing victory.
This most significant Confederate victory in the West should be properly credited to the action of Lieutenant General James Longstreet.
General Hood's inclination to attack regardless of the situation led to the ultimate destruction of the Army of Tennessee which was the only substantial Confederate army in the West.
www.civilwarfamilyhistory.com /new_page_81.htm   (416 words)

 Confederate Army of Tennessee Ancestors
Then, after the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, the regiment was dispatched to the defense of Mobile, Alabama.
The battles of the Confederate Army of Tennessee which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign include:
Interestingly, 8 of my Army of Tennessee ancestors were brigaded into the same unit for the last 17 month of the war; albeit, two did not survive General John Bell Hood's command.
www.cemeteryworks.com /army_tenn.html   (673 words)

 Civil War Battle History of Spring Hill, Tennessee
As the Confederate army of 38,000 moved north into Tennessee, Hood saw the opportunity to outflank Major General John M. Schofield's 30,000 man force.
On the afternoon of November 29, 1864, Schofield was hurrying his army north along the Columbia-Nashville Turnpike as Confederate forces appeared from the East.
By the time another Confederate advance was made it was dark, and the feeble assault died almost before it began.
www.civilwar.org /historyclassroom/hc_springhillhist.htm   (492 words)

 List of All Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Pride of the Confederate Artillery - The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee
The Fifth Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, fought with the Confederate Army of Tennessee from Shiloh to Chickamauga, from Perryville to Mobile, and from Atlanta to Jackson, Mississippi.
The Pride of the Confederate Artillery is the compelling story of four hundred men—infinitely human and understandable—their organization and service, their victories and defeats in over forty battles.
www.aviation-heritage.com /en-us/p_1621.html   (462 words)

 Braxton Bragg, Confederate General, Commander, Army of Tennessee
Perhaps the most controversial of all ranking Confederate officers, this North Carolina native was a writer, traveler, respected artillery commander and plantation owner prior to the Civil War.
Bragg launched a campaign from Chattanooga (city history) during the late summer of 1862 that resulted in liberation of the State of Tennessee and near liberation of the State of Kentucky.
Bragg had won the greatest Confederate victory of the war, but refused the advice of almost all his generals, including James Longstreet and Nathan Bedford Forrest and did not attack the retreating Yankees.
ngeorgia.com /people/braggb.html   (951 words)

 Arkansas Confederate Infantry Regiments
Following the Confederate defeat at Corinth, the regiment was consolidated into a brigade with the 14th, 16th, 18th, and 23rd Arkansas under General Craven; with the survivors of the 17th and 11th Arkansas regiments being consolidated into a single regiment in January, 1863, under the command of Col. Griffith.
Their initial assignment was to BG Albert Rust's Brigade in Van Dorn's Army of the West, where they participated in the initial defenses of Corinth and were assigned to Cabell's Brigade for the remanider of the Corinth campaign in the spring and summer of 1862 and in the Battle of Corinth on October 3-4, 1862.
The Brigade rejoined the Army of Tennessee near Tullahoma, TN in September, 1863, where it fought at the battle of Chickamauga on September 19-20, 1863, and in the siege of Chattanooga in October and November, 1863.
asms.k12.ar.us /armem/welch/ar_infy.htm   (18661 words)

 Clash of Arms The Army of the Heartland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was here too, that the rebel Army of Tennessee poured out its blood; Zollicoffer lying dead in the rain at Mill Springs....Johnston bleeding to death in a Shiloh peach orchard....the fruitless victory at Chickamauga.
No wonder this "Army of the Heartland" was so unsuccessful in the end.
The Army of the Heartland, is a strategic-operational simulation of the rebel Army of Tennessee's campaigns during of the Civil War.
www.clashofarms.com /heartland.html   (245 words)

 National Park Service
On December 26, 1862, the Union Army of the Cumberland left Nashville to engage Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee
His armies were stalled, and the terrible defeat at Fredericksburg spread a pall of defeat across the nation.
The Confederate Army of Tennessee was camped in Murfreesboro, Tennessee only 30 miles away from General William S. Rosecrans’ army in Nashville.
www.nps.gov /stri/battle.htm   (224 words)

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