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A Brave and Gallant Fellow

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780195126280
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854165 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0004
A Brave and Gallant Fellow

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After the Battle of Chickamauga, the battle for Chattanooga began. After being dazed and demoralized, the Army of Cumberland straggled back to Chattanooga on the night of September 20, 1863, with several thousand left behind dead or wounded. If the rank and file still had residual affection for the commanding general, it was at the expense of rapidly diminishing their food supplies. Nevertheless, as the weeks passed with no resumption of hostilities, the army was beginning to be rebuilt and reorganized. The Confederates, who planned on advancing into the loyal North, set out to round up the brigade of Doke. For Bierce and the other soldiers in the Army of Cumberland who had taken the battle into their own hands and won the day, the Missionary Ridge represented the struggle for Tennessee.

Keywords: Chickamauga; Chattanooga; Confederates; Cumberland; Missionary Ridge

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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