Monday, November 25, 2013
150th of the Battle of Chattanooga
Battle of Chattanooga by Thulstrup.
We are in the midst of the 150th Anniversary of the crucial Union victory at Chattanooga, Tennessee in late 1863AD. On 25 November, Grant's men overwhelmed those of Bragg along Missionary Ridge.
Union General Grant (left) and Confederate General Bragg (right)
U.S. Grant having taken command of the Union forces in Tennessee from William Rosecrans, it was in late November that he put the army in motion and drove the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Braxton Bragg off the ridges south and east of the city.
The Battle of Chattanooga, 24-25 November 1863. [cf., Drawn in Adobe Illustrator CS5 by Hal Jespersen. Graphic source file is available at http://www.posix.com/CWmaps/]
The battle involved the memorable battle in the clouds at Lookout Mountain (where US General Joseph Hooker reappears!), and the crucial victory on Missionary Ridge.
For more, you should note:
NPS Battle Description
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Civil War Home (including ORs)