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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 24, 1863

Richmond Newspaper Reported on Chattanooga Bombardment

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on the bombardment of Chattanooga, resulting in two civilian deaths.

The Yankees shelling Chattanooga. Chattanooga, Aug. 22–Noon. –A force of some strength appeared on the opposite side of the river yesterday, about 10 o’clock, and commencing shelling the place without warning. Our batteries replied promptly, and the artillery duel continued until 5 P. M. A little girl, daughter of F. G. Roche, of Nashville, was mortally wounded; also, one lady. The ferryman at the river was badly wounded. The enemy afterwards retired. All quiet to-day.