October 1863

The Confederacy was still in great danger of defeat, but the recent victory at Chickamauga, combined with stopping Federal advances on Texas and Charleston, provided new hope. However, the Federals were hurrying troops to reinforce the besieged forces in Chattanooga, and Federals had tightened their control of Arkansas and eastern Tennessee.

The siege of Chattanooga continued as a new general was given command of the Federal armies in the West. Braxton Bragg continued alienating his subordinates. The Republican rift in Missouri continued, and crucial state elections took place in various northern states. With both the armies in Virginia weakened, George G. Meade’s Federals tried to begin a new campaign against Robert E. Lee.

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Last Updated: 4/9/2017

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