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When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one. That battle-indeed the entire campaign-is marked by muddle and blunders occasionally relieved by strokes of brilliant generalship and high courage. The campaign ended significant Confederate presence in Tennessee and left the Union poised to advance upon Atlanta and the Confederacy on the brink of defeat in the western theater.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803298132
ISBN-10: 0803298137
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 15mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven E. Woodworth

Steven E. Woodworth is an assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University. His books include Chickamauga: A Battlefield Guide (Nebraska 1998).

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