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In Georgia, advancing Union forces suffer a very heavy defeat near Chickamauga Creek

Battle of Chickamauga, early morning September 19, 1863, campaign map, zoomable image
09/18/1863 to 09/20/1863
Union General William Rosecrans was following up his successful capture of Chattanooga when Confederate General Braxton Bragg turned his retreating force and fought a three-day battle in north-western Georgia near Chickamauga Creek. Union troops were holding their own when an error from Rosecrans opened a gap in his lines. Bragg then advanced and placed Chattanooga under siege. Rosecrans was replaced within weeks as commander of the Army of the Cumberland. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII: 55. 
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