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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 22, 1863

Bragg Sent Reinforcements to Longstreet

Confederate General Braxton Bragg sent another corps of soldiers to join the force under General James Longstreet, then besieging Knoxville. This further weakened Bragg’s forces near Chattanooga; he was apparently unaware of the major build-up of the Union forces there, or of their plans for the following few days.