Symposium Spotlight: The Battle of Missionary Ridge

Welcome back to our spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2023 Emerging Civil War Symposium. This week we feature Chris Kolakowski’s topic.
A view of Missionary Ridge. Courtesy of the Library of Congress
In many ways, the capture of Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863, was one of the great strategic victories of the war. It broke the siege of Chattanooga, drove a Confederate army away in disorder, and set the stage for the 1864 Atlanta Campaign and beyond. It was a battle determined less by generalship and more by the actions of individual soldiers.
Missionary Ridge also was a key moment in the careers of several prominent personalities, among them Philip Sheridan and Arthur MacArthur. It also has left a legacy visible today on football Saturdays in Madison, Wisconsin, too! This talk will examine this battle, its participants, and its legacies.
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