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The Battles for Chattanooga

Posted by Robert W on January 02, 2014

As historians, reenactors and tourists from all over converged on Chattanooga this fall for the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Tennessee, McCallie Magazine commemorates these historical events that transpired in our own backyard. What follows is a summary of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, intended to provide a sense of the historical significance of the location of McCallie School.

"Battle of Missionary Ridge," copyrighted 1886 by Kurz & Allison Art Publishers, held at Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

 

In 1863, 150 years ago, the population of Chattanooga was 2,500. As it does today however, Chattanooga served as a gateway to Atlanta and the Deep South, as well as to Knoxville, Nashville and points North, East and West. It was a major railway hub in the Railroad Age; thus it held immense importance to both the Confederate and Union armies during the U.S. Civil War.

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Topics: Alumni News, Battle of Missionary Ridge, Civil War Sesquicentennial, Battles For Chattanooga, Featured, McCallie School and the Civil War, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight

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