Jim Ogden, the Chief Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP. His program topic is "November 23, 1863 - Battles for Chattanooga.
This just in off the telegraph lines. A chance to hear from someone who knows a lot more about the Battle of Missionary Ridge than I do this Monday. Here is the information as sent to me.
The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table (TCCWRT) is in the midst of celebrating the Sesquicentennial Timeframe of the Civil War. For the December program, we are bringing in Jim Ogden, the Chief Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP. His program topic is "November 23, 1863 - Battles for Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge) “Missionary Ridge: The Campaign’s Final Chapter”.
Confederate General Braxton Bragg laid siege from high ground. Union General Ulysses Grant reopened a supply line and, with Union General William T. Sherman’s reinforcements, captured Orchard Knob and Lookout Mountain. November 25, 1863 - Battle of Missionary Ridge: Sherman launched a surprise attack on Bragg’s right flank, while Grant sent Gen. George H. Thomas to the base of the ridge. In the confusion, Thomas’s men charged to the top, routing the Army of Tennessee and effectively ending Confederate control