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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 26, 1863

Richmond Newspaper Mocked Northern Accounts of Chickamauga

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed an item mocking the Northern claims about Chickamauga, and pointing out the long list of Union generals who had been figuratively decapitated by Southern armies. They had some reason for such boasting, but incorrectly predicted that Grant would be the next Union general to fall.