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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

November 25th, 1863 - The Battle of Missionary Ridge

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Tennessee (USA)

Outcome: Federal victory

On the second and final day of the Battle of Chattanooga, General Sherman continued his assault on the General Braxton Bragg's Confederate right, while General Hooker attacked on the left after having secured Lookout Mountain. Meanwhile, the Federal Army of the Cumberland launched a third attack against the enemy center which achieved a breakthrough and routed the Confederates. Both sides suffered about 6,000 casualties in dead and wounded.

Battle of Missionary Ridge by Kurz & Allison

Points of Interest:

  • The defeat at Chattanooga severed vital Confederate communication lines and opened the path to Atlanta for the Federals.

  • After Chattanooga, Bragg was replaced by Joseph E. Johnston. Bragg became a military advisor to Jefferson Davis.

Joseph Hooker by Matthew Brady

Braxton Bragg by an unknown photographer

General William Tecumseh Sherman by an unknown photographer

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