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In northern Georgia, retreating Confederates mount a bold and successful defense of the Ringgold Gap

Union advance, Battle of Ringgold, Georgia, November 27, 1863, artist's impression, zoomable image
11/27/1863
Retreating from Missionary Ridge, Confederate forces set up a defense under Confederate General Patrick Cleburne at the Ringgold Gap in northern Georgia. Union forces under Joseph Hooker attempted to storm the gap but were driven back with heavy losses. The victory allowed the safe retreat of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Peter Cozzens, The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994), 374-384