Military History of Chattanooga -- Chattanooga TN
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N 35° 02.891 W 085° 18.401
16S E 654435 N 3879697
Quick Description: A black US War Department tablet from the 1890s at a pocket park in downtown Chattanooga tells the Civil War military history of Chattanooga.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2017 11:05:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMWV4V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
This black US War Department tablet from the late 1890s located in a small park near an abstract sculpture in downtown Chattanooga.

The tablet reads as follows:

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The city was first occupied by Confederate troops in the Spring of 1862 under Generals Floyd, Maxey, and Ledbetter. Union troops under General Mitchell Sheldon June 7 and 8. Bragg’s army occupied it in August preparing for the Kentucky campaign, again in the Fall on its return from Kentucky, and in the Summer of 1863 when retiring before Rosecrans from middle Tennessee. Wilder shelled the city from Stringer’s Ridge August 21. Bragg evacuated at September 7 and 8, and a small Union force took possession. Rosecrans occupied it and force the second morning after the Battle of Chickamauga, and thereafter it remained in Union control. Thomas succeeded Rosecrans October 19.

Grant took general command October 23. A short line of supplies to Bridgeport by Brown’s ferry was opened October 28, upon a plan devised by General Rosecrans. Hooker’s forces arrived at Lookout Valley on that date and fought at the battle of Wauhatchie. Sherman’s troops crossed the Tennessee above the city during the night of November 23.

On that day the Army of the Cumberland carried Orchard Knob.

On November 24, Hooker’s column captured the north slope of Lookout Mountain. On November 25, Missionary Ridge, excepting Cleburne’s position at Tunnel Hill in the intervening line to Walthall’s stand north of De Long’s was carried by Grant’s combined armies, Bragg retreating to Dalton."
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