Tag Archives: Chattanooga Tennessee

fulcrum point?

Ever more Yankees, including General Grant, were concentrating at Chattanooga. This Richmond editorial knew the North was going to attack and hoped that if the South won it would break “the backbone of the war.” Otherwise, “the South will be … Continue reading

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just a manpower issue

From The New-York Times October 28, 1863: Another Speech by Major-Gen. Rosecrans. CINCINNATI, Tuesday, Oct. 27. Gen. ROSECRANS, in a speech at the Merchants’ Exchange yesterday, where he was most enthusiastically received, said, it was his firm belief that if … Continue reading

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“marred in the transmission”

President Davis got out of the office for a bit in October 1863 and toured South Carolina, Georgia, and General Bragg’s recently victorious Army of Tennessee on Missionary Ridge outside Chattanooga. Here’s a report that focuses on his speech to … Continue reading

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“a thorn in its vitals”

Civil War Daily Gazette has the story of Abraham Lincoln’s damage control after the Union defeat at Chickamauga. The president urged General Rosecrans to hold on to Chattanooga and ordered General Burnside to “Go to Rosecrans”. Here he tells General-in-chief … Continue reading

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