After the Union's bruising defeat at Chickamauga, in the northwest corner of Georgia not far from Chattanooga, Ulysses S. Grant heads to take charge of federal troops hemmed in at Chattanooga now besieged by Confederate forces all around. This week 150 years ago in the Civil War, Grant arrived in that eastern Tennessee city on the front lines of war and immediately began the task of creating a secure federal supply line. His aim: to immediately re-arm and expand the hold of Union troops who had been precariously holding the city against Confederates on the surrounding mountain heights. This month 150 years ago, Grant formally took charge of tens of thousands of troops in a broad new Military Division of the Mississippi, his star rising in President Abraham Lincoln's eyes after a Grant victory in July at Vicksburg, Miss. In little more than a month's time, the pugnacious Grant would order an offensive to break a Confederate siege, knocking the secessionists from their positions overlooking Chattanooga from atop Missionary Ridge and other heights.
Grant takes new command, heads to Chattanooga
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 1
Confederate James Longstreet abandoned his attempted siege of Knoxville, Tenn., on Dec. 4, 1863, withdrawing from the area after his failed bid to weaken the Union’s growing grip on the state.
Apple pie has no place at Thanksgiving
It's practically a law that in late November, every publication must offer a Thanksgiving guide. This year, I would like to draw your attention to two exceptional ones.
'Nutcracker 2013' to hit the stage
For more than 20 years the “Nutcracker” ballet has been a tradition during the holiday season for the Northwest Georgia region.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Nov. 24
This week 150 years ago in the Civil War, Union troops scaled Lookout Mountain southwest of federally held Chattanooga, Tenn., and ousted Confederates dug in with artillery on the heights.
Much to enjoy in VW's CC luxury sedan
The 2013 VW CC is not for everyone. The entry-level luxury sedan is perhaps too refined to fall into the Volkswagen stable. It might be more at home in an autobahn environment with flashing LED lights in the passing lane.
Chevrolet Traverse crossover has substantial feel, new equipment
If I'm buying a crossover vehicle with three rows of seats, there's one question at the top of my mind: Will I feel safe putting my family in this car?
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Nov. 17
President Abraham Lincoln delivered the “Gettysburg Address” on Nov. 19, 1863, at the Gettysburg battlefield, one of the most famous addresses by a politician in American history.
Chester V. Clark III: Practicing Thanksgiving
This is a favorite time of year for me. With the crisp air of fall around, the crunch of colorful leaves beneath and the smell of fresh picked apples from the north Georgia mountains in my home, it’s hard to not be thankful for God’s many blessings.
Cast of ‘Overdue’ features Dalton State students and faculty
Overdue,” a student-penned comedy, will make its world debut today in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall at Dalton State College.
Tour of Homes tickets available
Tickets for the 23rd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes to benefit the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center are now on sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7.
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