Tag Archives: General Braxton Bragg

1 December 1863: “The status of the Yankees is mysterious.”

Item description: Entry, dated 1 December 1863, in the Samuel A. Agnew Diary.  In this entry, Agnew describes a miscommunication about the whereabouts and strength of Forrest, Ferguson, and Lee’s units and uncertainty about the location of Union troops.  Agnew … Continue reading

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25 November 1863: “Ah the bitter humiliations of this disastrous day.”

Item description: Entry, dated 25 November 1863, in the D. Coleman Diary, describing engagements in Tennessee.  Captain Coleman describes in detail the Confederate defeat at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, following the Battle of Lookout Mountain in the Chattanooga Campaign. … Continue reading

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2 November 1863: “… some talk as if Ham was a going to attack Corinth but that is mere talk – unadulterated nonsense.”

Item description: Entry, dated 2 November 1863, from the diary of Samuel A. Agnew, an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister and farmer in northern Mississippi.  He discussed his personal activities and the potential movements of General Bragg and General Rosecrans. [transcription … Continue reading

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25 September 1863: “My whole heart & Soul have been with you & your brave Corps in your late battle.”

Item description: In this letter, 25 September 1863, General Robert E. Lee wrote to General James Longstreet with congratulations for brave fighting at the recent Battle of Chickamauga and urged him to return quickly to the Rapidan River in northern … Continue reading

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