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A Chattanooga Civil War Christmas
Thomas Hooke McCallie lived in Chattanooga during the Civil War and was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1901, he wrote his memoirs. The following are excerpts from those memoirs taken from an article written by a descendent, T. Hooke McCalli...

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150 Years Ago: Lincoln's Cabinet
On the evening of March 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet met for the first time.  This was more of a meet-and-greet than an official cabinet meeting. The cabinet was a diverse group, representing different parts of the North and the various fact...

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The Confederate Army of Tennessee at Chickamauga
The following is an organizational table showing the composition of
General Braxton Bragg's Confederate Army of Tennessee at the time of the
Battle of Chickamauga. The organizational chart for
the Confederate Army of Tennessee at Chickamauga is more comp...

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The Union Army of the Cumberland at Chickamauga
This is an organizational table of the Union Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Chickamauga. THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND -- Major General William Starke Rosecrans FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS -- Major General George H. Thomas First Division -- Brigadier Genera...

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December 31, 1862: The Battle of Stones River
In the winter of 1862... Union General Ulysses S. Grant spent most of November and December trying to get at the Mississippi River stronghold of Vicksburg. He was finally forced to give up the attempt after cavalry raids by forces under Nathan Bedford Forre...

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Thomas Hooke McCallie lived in Chattanooga during the Civil War and was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1901, he wrote his memoirs. The following are excerpts from those memoirs taken from an article written by a descendent, T. Hooke McCalli...

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King's Pyramid
At the Chickamauga Battlefield, pyramids of cannonballs mark where high-ranking officers died during the battle. This pyramid marks the spot where Col. Edward A. King (USA) died. The Kelly family's home is in the background.

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A Brief History of Prewar Chattanooga
In telling Chattanooga's Civil War story, a good place to start would be with a brief telling of Chattanooga's brief history before the war. When the Civil War began in 1861, Chattanooga was still a very young town, laid out and organized less than 25 years...

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A Brief History of Prewar Chattanooga
In telling Chattanooga's Civil War story, a good place to start would be with a brief telling of Chattanooga's brief history before the war. When the Civil War began in 1861, Chattanooga was still a very young town, laid out and organized less than 25 years...

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About This Blog
Let me apologize in advance for the infrequent posting. A weird opening sentence in the first post of a new blog, but based on past experience I already know how it's going to go. I'll get very passionate and post several days in a row, then go a month of S...
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