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Siege of Chattanooga Continues, CSS David Attacks

While the Confederate army continues their siege of Chattanooga, the Confederate navy tries a new tactic in Charleston.

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The Confederates Evacuate Battery Wagner and Chattanooga

Increasing Union pressure forced the Confederate to evacuate Battery Wager near Charleston, while William Rosecrans maneuvered against Braxton Bragg’s near Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The construction of the Laird Rams caused a diplomatic controversy between the United States and Great Britain.

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The Bombardment of Charleston and Bragg, Burnside and Rosecrans in Tennessee

August 1863 finds most military action in deep south.

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Free Blacks And The U.S. Army; Lee Offers Resignation

Charleston Harbor is site of new weapon.  Lee offers to resign as Confederate chief and Union debates role of blacks in its army.

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