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The Chattanooga Campaign (Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland)

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When the Confederates emerged as victors in the Chickamauga Campaign, the Union Army of the Cumberland lay under siege in Chattanooga, with Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee on nearby high ground at Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. A win at Chattanooga was essential for the Confederates, both to capitalize on the victory at Chickamauga and to keep control of the ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 27th 2012 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Josh Liller
Oct 30, 2013 Josh Liller rated it liked it
Shelves: essays, civil-war
Essay compilations tend to be mixed bags and this book is no exception. Topics covered are:
-the command squabbles in Longstreet's corps
-the Union side of the fighting at Wauhatchie
-Sherman's and Cleburne's performances at Tunnel Hill
-the events on Orchard Knob relating to the storming of Missionary Ridge
-Hooker's capture of Rossville Gap
-Cleburne's rear guard action at Ringgold Gap
-Cincinnati newspaper coverage of post-Chickamauga events
-the effect of Chickamauga and Chattanooga on Transmississi
Stephen Graham
Nov 19, 2013 Stephen Graham rated it really liked it
Essay anthologies on Civil War campaigns and battles are among my favorite things. I greatly enjoyed Gallagher's series focused on the main Eastern campaigns and hoped for the same on other theaters. Thus I was very glad to see the first volumes in SIU's Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland.

Particularly effective essays in this collection were John Lundberg's on the defense of Tunnel Hill, Brooks Simpson's on untangling just how the assaulty on Missionary Ridge came to pass, Solonick's on the C
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