Category Archives: Georgia

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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September 11, 1863: Davis’ Crossroads

At Davis’s Crossroads, near Dug Gap, the confederates failed to trap Negley’s divison. D.H. Hill blames the others. Official Records: From DH Hill’s report On the morning of the 11th, Cleburne’s division, followed by Walker’s, marched to Dug Gap. It … Continue reading

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September 8, 1863: Preparing to enter Chattanooga

Rosecrans is getting multiple reports that Bragg has pulled out of Chattanooga, no doubt because Rosecrans has crossed the Tennessee and is now threatening Bragg’s rear. He informs Halleck. I’ve reproduced some of the dispatches from various subordinates describing the … Continue reading

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September 5, 1863: Is Bragg planning to attack Rosecrans’ rear?

Braxton Bragg ******************************************* While the Union troops are crossing the Tennessee to the south side, in preparation to swing around and take Chattanooga, the rebels have built a pontoon bridge to cross to the north side. Is Bragg planning to … Continue reading

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August 29, 1863: Crossing the river

Alexander McCook ****************************** Rosecrans reports his armies crossing the Tennessee. The XX corps used the pontoon bridge at Caperton’s Ferry; others crossed at points upriver. Garfield orders McCook to take a position on the top of “the mountain” — not … Continue reading

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August 26, 1863: Bragg is fortifying

Braxton Bragg A couple of reports indicate that Bragg is fortifying south of Chattanooga, although apparently he’s spread pretty thin — from Knoxville to Rome, GA is over 150 miles. Rosecrans is still finding places to cross the Tennessee River. … Continue reading

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