This Day in Georgia Civil War History
September 22, 1863
Newspaper Hinted at Chickamauga Surprise
The Confederate Union of Milledgeville reprinted an item from a Marietta newspaper, which correctly predicted a “chastisement” for Union General William Rosecrans in northern Georgia; the piece hinted at, without mentioning names, a surprise in store there - apparently they had heard about Longstreet, but were prudent enough not to print his name. Naturally, all of this was before news of the Battle of Chickamauga had reached other Georgia cities.