Friday, November 25, 2011

Civil War Sesquicentennial

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and because of my fascination with the era, I'll be posting often--battles, generals, interesting tidbits, you name it!

On November 25, 1863, the Union Army commanded by Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Rebels at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. The North was able to secure Chattanooga, but Grant lost his chance to deal a crushing blow by not pursuing the fleeing Confederates.  General Braxton Bragg, feeling responsible for the rout, soon resigned from his post.

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