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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 17, 1864

Small Battle Near Dandridge

A small battle took place near Dandridge, TN on this day. Union forces had advanced trying to take control of the railroad near Dandridge. The Confederate forces had withdrawn temporarily, but on this day General James Longstreet sent a stronger force to re-take the area; they drove the Union forces back, but could not pursue the Union forces far because of a lack of equipment and supplies. The Union forces withdrew during the night.