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Battle of Missionary Ridge
Harper's Weekly Article - December 19, 1863

The following pictures and article is transcribed from Harper's Weekly, Journal of Civilization, dated December

           19, 1863:

The Army of the Cumberland

The Fourth Corps under General Gordon Granger Storming Missionary Ridge.

Sketched from the Left of the Line by Mr. Theodore R. Davis

The Battle of Chattanooga

The Storming of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863,

by the Fourth Corps

          On Wednesday afternoon the Fourth Corps was ordered to carry the rifle-pits at the base of Missionary Ridge. After the carrying of these works it was discovered that they were so commanded by the guns upon the ridge that, in order to hold the works, the ridge itself must be taken. Which was done. How, would take more space than I can give.

          The color-sergeant of the Seventy-ninth Indiana, Henry C. Lawrence, carried his colors far in advance of his regiment, which was the first to commence the ascent. The whole army are admiring him.

          Such a quantity of prisoners came into the keeping of the provost marshal of the corps, Captain Kaldenbaugh, that it was thought at one time another corps would have to be ordered up to take them in hand.

The Capture of Orchard Knob

          Mr. Davis writes:

Head-quarters Major-General Gordon Granger

Nov. 27, 1863

          On Monday afternoon, the 23s inst., the division of General Wood was ordered to make a reconnoissance toward Orchard Knob - a commanding position held by the rebels within range of the guns of Fort Wood. The division formed outside of our fortifications, General Hazen on the right, Willich in the centre, and General Beatty on the left. The division advanced with the Fifth Kentucky, Ninety-third Ohio, Eighth Kansas, and Eighty-ninth Illinois as skirmishers. These carried this important position with splendid gallantry.

The Capture of Orchard Knob, Chattanooga by Hazen's and Willich's Brigades, Deployed as Skirmishers, November 25, 1863.

Sketched by Mr. Theodore R. Davis

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