In 1863, while Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant maneuvered against Vicksburg in the West and Gen. Robert E. Lee prepared to invade Pennsylvania in the East, Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans began his campaign to capture Chattanooga, Tennessee. Control of this vital rail center and “gateway to the Deep South” would help determine the outcome of the war. But after Rosecrans’s brilliant start in a campaign of deception and maneuver, he made a critical error when he overextended his army in pursuit of Gen. Braxton Bragg. When Bragg tried to capitalize on the error, the result was the Battle of Chickamauga ‒ one of the largest, costliest, and most desperately fought battles of the Civil War. This stunning Confederate victory might well have changed the South’s fortunes. But because Bragg chose not to pursue the Army of the Cumberland, they escaped. It was a costly mistake by the Confederates.
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