Union Supply Choke Point
— Chattanooga Campaign —After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant took command in October and began his efforts to break the siege. Bragg detached forces under Gen. James Longstreet to attack Knoxville as a diversion. After Gen. William T. Sherman reinforced Grant in November, the Federals attacked the heights and Bragg retreated. The Union army held the city for the rest of the war.
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 649022 N 3886392|
|Decimal Degrees||35.10935000, -85.36480000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 6.561', W 85° 21.888'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 6' 33.66" N, 85° 21' 53.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1848-2014 Cherokee Trail, Chattanooga TN 37405, US|
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