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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 22, 1863

Richmond Newspaper Printed Brief report from Chickamauga

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted Braxton Bragg’s early, brief report from Chickamauga.

Chickamauga River, Sept. 20, Via Ringgold, 21st. To Gen. S. Cooper,A. and I. Gen: After two days hard fighting we have driven the enemy, after a desperate resistance, from several positions, and now hold the field, but he still confronts us. The losses are heavy on both sides, especially so in our officers. We have taken over twenty pieces of artillery, and some twenty-five hundred prisoners. (Signed,) Braxton Bragg, General.