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The Army of Tennessee: July 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the Army of Tennessee at the beginning of the Chickamauga Campaign—its composition, organization, strength, and leaders from army to brigade level. It delineates the prior ... More


Bragg: July 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the arrival of the Army of Tennessee in the vicinity of Chattanooga, the creation of Bragg’s Department of Tennessee, Bragg’s initial defensive scheme, and the replacement of ... More


Sand Mountain: 2-4 September 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes both the completion of and collapse of the Bridgeport bridge, throwing William Rosecrans’s timetable for the advance of the Army of the Cumberland beyond the Tennessee River ... More


Lookout Valley: 5-6 September 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter the cascading detrimental effects of the Bridgeport bridge collapse, along with overly optimistic estimates of pushing supply trains across Sand Mountain, caused the Army of the ... More


Surprise: 31 August-1 September 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, the Army of the Cumberland’s four crossing sites on the Tennessee River continued to throb with frenetic activity as thousands of William Rosecrans’s troops and animals made their ... More


Final Preparations: 24-27 August 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the final preparations made by the Army of the Cumberland before crossing the Tennessee River, including William Rosecrans’s search for multiple crossing sites. It also ... More


The Crossing Begins: 28-30 August 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the initial crossings of the Tennessee River made by elements of William Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland. Those crossings, at Caperton’s Ferry and Bridgeport, Alabama would ... More


Bragg Leaves Town: 7-8 September 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes Braxton Bragg’s evacuation of Chattanooga and the movement of the Army of Tennessee southeastward from the city. It also describes the pause of William Rosecrans’s Army of the ... More


Bragg Bides his Time: 30 July-14 August 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter covers Braxton Bragg’s sojourn at Cherokee Springs, Georgia to recover his shattered health, and the events that transpired in the Army of Tennessee while he was recuperating. Those ... More


Turning Point

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg reached a turning point in his Civil War career after the battle of Stones River. Angered by rumours that his generals had opposed his retreat from Murfreesboro, he intended to fight back ... More


The Fall of Chattanooga: 9 September 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0017
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes William Rosecrans’s discovery that Braxton Bragg and the Army of Tennessee had left Chattanooga unoccupied and his frantic efforts to occupy the city with elements of the Army ... More


The Fame and Glory of Morgan’s Command

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129891
eISBN:
9780813135700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

After General Buell was removed from his position as the Federal Army of the Ohio's commander in Nashville on October 30, 1862, the Lincoln administration assigned Major General William S. Rosecrans ... More


Flawed Foundations: The Provisional Army of Tennessee

Larry J. Daniel

in Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469649504
eISBN:
9781469649528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649504.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the numerous intrinsic flaws of the Army of Tennessee beginning with the hiring of unqualified officers, inadequate training for troops, and insufficient organization. The ... More


River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict’s western theatre. It pitted Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee ... More


Before the Storm: 15-21 August 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents a comprehensive picture of the state of the Army of Tennessee and its commander, Braxton Bragg, on the eve of the advance of William Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland. It ... More


Stones River

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg aggressively planned his confrontation with William S. Rosecrans’ Federal army in the Stones River campaign. He launched a surprise attack on the Federal right wing on December 31, 1862. The ... More


Chattanooga

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following his “victory” over his generals, Bragg’s defensive policy outside Chattanooga failed to deliver the city to Confederate control. In fact, Ulysses S. Grant arrived to mastermind a dramatic ... More


Davis’s Troubleshooter

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg intervened in military operations on several occasions after the spring campaigns opened in May, 1864. He helped to save Richmond by ordering P.G.T. Beauregard to attack Benjamin Butler’s Army ... More


They Are Sherman’s Flankers: July 27

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter showcases the critical weight of decisionmaking undergone during the Atlanta campaign, as well as how the nature of the internal politics at play within both Federal and Confederate ... More


Controversy and Recovery

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A storm of criticism descended on Bragg for the failure of the Kentucky campaign. He went to Richmond to explain why he evacuated the state and shore up his support among government authorities. His ... More


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