Category Archives: Chickamauga

October 9, 1863: Burnside, where are you?

Burnside has dithered and dragged his feet ever since Chickamauga, despite orders to reinforce Rosecrans. Here Rosecrans tries again to find out what he’s doing. Official Records: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 9, 1863. Major General A. E. … Continue reading

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September 30, 1863: Grant sends Sherman

Grant sends an apologetic note to Halleck, explaining that dispatches have been slow, but that he’s already send a considerable force toward Rosecrans, with Sherman in command. It’s a bit ironic that Grant is apologizing for what is at most … Continue reading

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September 24, 1863: Sending reinforcements to Rosecrans

President Lincoln knew that the battle at Chickamauga was a serious defeat, but he put an optimistic face on it. Here we have first a note to his wife with an account of the results, then a dispatch to Rosecrans … Continue reading

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September 23, 1863: Aftermath of Chickamauga

John Bell Hood **************************** The Richmond Daily Dispatch has more news on Bragg’s victory at Chickamauga. They still think mistakenly that Hood was killed, and give him a brief eulogy. The Dispatch claims that the Union has never won a … Continue reading

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September 22, 1863: News from Chickamauga

John Bell Hood ************************************* The Richmond Daily Dispatch at last gets some news of the Battle of Chickamauga, but it’s not terribly accurate. The Union army was not formed up on Missionary Ridge on Monday, but escaping back to Chattanooga. … Continue reading

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September 21, 1863: Battle imminent at Chickamauga?

Despite the new immediacy brought to reporting by the telegraph, events were still often quite late to make it into the papers. Here, the day after the end of the battle of Chickamauga, the Richmond Daily Dispatch suggests that a … Continue reading

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September 20, 1863: Second day at Chickamauga

The New York Times reports a brief dispatch on the continuing battle at Chickamauga. Thomas’s stand figures prominently. NEWS OF THE DAY.; THE REBELLION. Important details respecting the battle of Sunday near Chattanooga, reached us yesterday morning, but at so … Continue reading

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September 19, 1863: Chickamauga

The New York Times publishes word of the battle at Chickamauga. Fought Near Chattanooga. The Engagement of a Desperate Character. Fierce Dashes on Our Left and Centre. THE ENEMY FINALLY REPULSED. Our Lines Re-established as Before the Fight. THE LOSS … Continue reading

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September 18, 1863: All quiet on the Chickamauga

The Richmond Daily Dispatch reprints dispatches from unnamed Northern newspapers. They report here that Rosecrans has a strong position on Chickamauga Creek. Headq’rs army of Cumberland, in the field, Sept. 18, 1863. All is quiet, though there is constant skirmishing … Continue reading

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September 14, 1863: Chickamauga Creek.

Alexander McCook ****************************** Some of Rosecrans’ troops have taken a position along a creek southeast of Chattanooga known as Chickamauga. McCook is on Lookout Mountain. Official Records: Journal of operations of the Fourteenth Army Corps. SEPTEMBER 14, 1863. General Reynolds … Continue reading

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