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 Posted: Wed Jan 24th, 2007 03:27 pm
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Ole,

I guess I could have picked my words better. It is my opinion that Rosecrans had effectively lost the city or, rather, Bragg had control of Chattanooga though his men had yet to occupy the courthouse square. Rosy’s supply line was in tatters, his men and animals starving and he was only a week or two from going under. Grant had to seize control of the city back from Bragg which he did quite effectively thanks to the Army of the Cumberland (pretty good fighters after they were given a decent meal). They ran Braxton out of the suburbs and into Georgia.

 

Tom

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