23 May 2016

Bragg Occupied Chattanooga

Tennessee River In Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Campaign For Chattanooga (The Middle Tennessee Campaign):

By brilliant strategy...the Army of the Cumberland, with its 9 divisions, consisting of 20 brigades, operating through nine days of continuous rain, maneuvered Bragg, with his 7 divisions, composed of 23 brigades, out of his natural and artificial strongholds, and forced him across the Tennessee.

At the close of the Tullahoma campaign Bragg occupied Chattanooga and the mountain passes above and below it.  Rosecrans's army lay along the western base of the Cumberland Mountains, its right above Winchester and its left at McMinnville.

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