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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 09, 1863

Chattanooga Occupied; Longstreet Departed Virginia; Chickamauga Campaign

Chattanooga was occupied by Union forces, while the Confederate army withdrew into Georgia, part of the Chickamauga Campaign. Meanwhile, native Georgian James Longstreet departed Virginia with two of his divisions to reinforce the Confederate Army of Tennessee. This would be one of the largest Southern troop movements by railroad during the course of the Civil War.