Thursday Dec 26, 2019

23 - Chattanooga - Part 2


About this episode: 

The Union commander-in-chief, Abraham Lincoln, was beside himself. In the northwestern corner of Georgia, there had been defeat and near-disaster back in September of 1863. There, along the banks of Chickamauga Creek, and now in November, the real possibility of yet another reversal at Chattanooga.

Besieged by Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee, Major General U.S. Grant was called in to resurrect sinking morale and restore hope. He corrected the former with the opening of a cracker line. Full bellies and ample ammunition lifted spirits. Now, the man from Galena, Illinois determined to flip the military situation. What his men and officers did was nothing short of amazing. This is the story of the incredible events along the Tennessee River, and atop the heights of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. This is part two of the story of The Battle Of Chattanooga.


Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode: 

Braxton Bragg

Ulysses S. Grant

William T. Sherman

Thomas J. Wood

Philip Sheridan

Patrick Cleburne


Other References From This Episode


 Map of The Battle of Chattanooga



Recommendation for Further Reading


Get The Guide:

Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.


*Title Image by Life Magazine

Producer: Dan Irving

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