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-Battle of Chattanooga- November 23th 1863 - November 25th 1863
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November 23rd 1863- November 24th 1863 Chattanooga, TN
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Major General Ormsby Mitchel, Union Leader(Right) Major General Edmund Kirby Smith, Confederate Leader(Left) Brigadier General James Negley Union Leader(Middle)
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Reason for Fighting : Confederate forces were in Chattanooga to complicate Federal operations in several small units The Union forces had to repair railroads in the area occupying more than 100 miles of the railroad
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Battle Details : Brigadier General James Negley led expedition to capture Chattanooga ran into confederate forces entrenched on opposite side of a river bank atop Cameron Hill commanded two artillery batteries as well as infantry troops to act as sharpshooters to attack confederate forces Confederate forces were very uncoordinated and lost
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Unformatted text preview: What They Wanted to Achieve : ● The Union wanted to show that they could could mount attacks ● Confederates wanted to ruin federal operations Summary : The Battle of Chattanooga was a minor win for the Union. They attacked the Confederation with artillery and infantry, it helped in showing the coordination that the Union had that the Confederation lacked which is the cause of the Confederates losing. Interesting Facts : 1. The Union army was low on food and starving 2. The Confederate line was weakened because they sent troops to Knoxville 3. The Confederate troops were only able to get off one volley before being defeated Aftermath : Grant lost the opportunity to destroy Confederate Army Death Toll : Union -5,800 casualties estimated Confederate -6,600 casualties estimated...
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