Boynton Park, Top of Cameron Hill

White Border
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This city was first occupied by Confederate troops in the spring of 1862 under Generals Flyd, Maxey and Leadbetter. Union troops under General Mitchell shelled it June 7 and 8. Bragg's Army occupied it in August, again in the fall on its return from Kentucky, and in the summer of 1863 when retiring before Rosecrana from Middle Tennessee. Wilder shelled the city from Stringer's Bridge August 21. Bragg evacuated in Sept. 7 and 8. Rosecrana occupied it after the Battle of Chattanooga. Thereafter it remained in Union control. Thomas succeeded Rosecrana October 19. Grant took general command October 23. Sherman's troops crossed the Tennessee above the City during the night of Nov. 23. On that day the Army of the Cumberland carried Orchard Knob. November 24. Hooker's Column captured the North slope of Lookout Mountain. On November 25, Missionary Ridge excepting Cleburne's position at Tunnel Hill, and the intervening line to Walthall's stand north of DeLong's was carried by Grant's combined armies. Bragg retreating to Dalton

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