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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


Davis, Bragg, and Confederate Command in the West

Steven E. Woodworth

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the fundamental problem behind the confederacy's western woes where Davis failed to find, use, and support a general who could work successfully both with him and with his ... More


“To Comfort, To Counsel, To Cure”: Davis, Wives, and Generals

Lesley J. Gordon

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the wives and marriage of five prominent confederate leaders: Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee. Considering these men ... More


Jefferson Davis's Generals

Gabor S. Boritt (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard once wrote that “no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the confederates.” If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard ... More


High Tide: Bragg Takes Command

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/9781469649504.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

General Braxton Bragg inherits a demoralized and ragged army. To deter desertions and improve the professionalism of his troops in general, Bragg implements stricter rules and punishments, which earn ... 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


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


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


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


Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s reputation has suffered ever since the Civil War. The most-hated man of the Confederacy was blamed for lost battles and branded as a chief cause of Confederate ... 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


Bombardment: 21-23 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/9781469643120.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter opens with the initial bombardment of Chattanooga by forces operating as part of William Rosecrans’s deception plan, which was intended to focus Braxton Bragg’s attention upstream from ... 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 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


From Tullahoma to Knoxville

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the events following Braxton Bragg's withdrawal from Murfreesboro. With William S. Rosecrans building his army and giving him six months to prepare, Bragg conducted numerous ... 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


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


The Officer Corps: The Bragg Influence

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/9781469649504.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter opens with a character sketch of Bragg as abrasive, outspoken, and an inadequate strategist. The chapter goes on to discuss Bragg’s lieutenants, who exacerbated his infamous reputation. ... 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


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