Battle of Chattanooga

 

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Short Summary of the Third Battle of Chattanooga
Short Summary: The third Battle of Chattanooga
was fought on November 23-25, 1863 by the Union Army led by Major General Ulysses S. Grant and the Confederate Army led by General Braxton Bragg. This famous Civil War battle was fought between 56,000 Union soldiers and 46,000 Confederate troops. At the end of three days the Union losses were over 5,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 6,000,  it was a victory for the Union.

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Third Battle of Chattanooga
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the horrific Battle of Chattanooga in Georgia.

     

Facts about the Battle of Chattanooga
The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Battle of Chattanooga was fought in Tennessee in the Western theater of the Civil War.

  • The Western Theater that comprised of the area west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi River

Facts about the Battle of Chattanooga: The Battles
There were three Battles at Chattanooga, because of its
crucial railroad line that acted as a gateway to the deep South. The First Battle of Chattanooga was a minor artillery bombardment fought on June 7–8, 1862. The Second Battle of Chattanooga was fought on August 21, 1863 during which the Confederate General Bragg was forced to evacuate the city. The Third Battle of Chattanooga was fought November 23–25, 1863 when Union General Ulysses S. Grant defeated the attack of Confederate General Bragg.

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Facts about the Battle of Chattanooga: Major Events and Conflicts
The
Battle of Chattanooga consisted of several conflicts and two major actions. Individual events included the Battle of Lookout Mountain, the Battle Above the Clouds, the Battle at Orchard Knob, the Battle of Missionary Ridge and the Siege of Chattanooga. The Union soldiers of General Grant had to maintain the Union hold on Chattanooga and clear the Confederates from Lookout Mountain located to the south of Chattanooga and disable the Confederate Army of the Tennessee under the command of General Braxton Bragg, off of Missionary Ridge. Grant set up “The Cracker Line” to move food to the soldiers at Chattanooga.

Facts about the Battle of Chattanooga
The
Union soldiers of the Army of the Cumberland under Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas at Chattanooga, who had fought at the Battle of Chickamauga were in a precarious position. They were surrounded by Confederate forces under the command of General Bragg and were unable to get additional supplies of food. Union General "Fighting Joe" Hooker, with 15,000 men from the Army of the Potomac, arrived and saved the day by opening a road by which the much needed food could be transported to the Union troops in Chattanooga. The Union forces were reinforced still further when General Ulysses S. Grant arrived with William T. Sherman's corps from Vicksburg. General Grant ordered Sherman to attack General Bragg's right flank. Grant then dispatched  General Hooker to attack his left flank. Bragg's men were caught in the middle. The Union troops were eager to avenge the defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga and revenge for the 16,000 Union soldiers that had been lost in the bloody battle. Without acting under any orders, they charged up the hillside over the inner lines. The Union soldiers then shelled Southern soldiers and civilians in church. The Union soldiers achieved victory and gained their revenge at the Battle of Chattanooga. General Braxton Bragg had no alternative but to abandon Chattanooga.

Facts about the Battle of Chattanooga
The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Battle of Chattanooga, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Battle of Chattanooga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 1Q. Where was the Battle of Chattanooga fought?
A. It was fought in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the Western theater of the Civil War
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 2Q. When was the Battle of Chattanooga fought?
The Third Battle of Chattanooga was fought
between November 23-25, 1863
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 3Q. Who won the Battle of Chattanooga?
A. The Battle of Chattanooga
was won by the Union
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders?
A. The Confederate general was General Braxton Bragg. The Union General at the Battle of Chattanooga was Major General Ulysses S. Grant
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 5Q. How many men fought in the Battle of Chattanooga?
A. The strength of the Union force was 56,000. The number of Confederate soldiers totaled 46,000.

Battle of Chattanooga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Battle of Chattanooga
The info about the Battle of Chattanooga provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Battle of Chattanooga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there?
A. The total number of Union losses at the Battle of Chattanooga were 5,616: Number Killed 757, Number Wounded 4,529, Number Captured / Missing 330.
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there?
A.
The total number of Confederate losses were 8,684
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 8Q. Why was the Battle of Chattanooga important?
A. The Battle of Chattanooga was
strategically significant because of the railroad which provided a transport route to the deep South.
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 9The Battle of Chattanooga decimated the Confederate Army of Tennessee and forced President Jefferson Davis of the CSA to relieve General Braxton Bragg and replace him with General Joseph E. Johnston.
 
Battle of Chattanooga Fact 10Following the Battle of Chattanooga General Grant moved from the military campaigns in the Western theater of the Civil War to fight in the Eastern Theater.

Battle of Chattanooga: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Battle of Chattanooga - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Battle of Chattanooga provides an overview of one of the major events of his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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