This is coolbert:
Two months ago it was Chickamauga. That was then. Today it is Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain.
From the Chicago Tribune FLASHBACK as seen today.
Thanks as usual to Stephan Benzkofer.
The American Civil War in headlines as was printed in the Chicago Tribune of 150 years ago!
"A Rebel Waterloo"
"A WATERLOO VICTORY AT CHATTANOOGA."
"Bragg's Army Totally Defeated."
"THE SKULL OF THE REBELLION BROKEN."
"OUR VICTORIOUS ARMY PUSHING INTO GEORGIA."
"REBELS IN FULL RETREAT ON ATLANTA."
"Our loss 300 Killed., Wounded and Missing."
"Rebel Loss 15,000 - - Our Prisoners 7,000."
"We have Captured 60 Guns and 18,000 Muskets."
"THE REBEL STORES AND TRAINS LARGELY DESTROYED."
"BURNSIDE COMPLETELY RELIEVED AND LONGSTREET IN DANGER."
"HOW GRANT PREPARED TO KEEP THANKSGIVING."
"Confederate defeat at Chattanooga fuelled Union surge"
"It has been two months since the Rebel army in Georgia delivered the morale - - killing blow at the Battle of Chickamauga that sent Union Gen. William Rosecrans packing"
Rosecrans subsequently replaced by U.S. Grant. AND:
"Then in November, bolstered with reinforcements, he [Grant] started fighting his [Grant] way out. On Nov. 24-25, the Union forces, behind 'brilliant fighting and dashing work,' routed the Confederates on Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain."
NOT however a Waterloo. Waterloo one decisive battle in the aftermath of which there was no other fighting. NOT SO with Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. Much more combat of a much more horrific manner to occur during the last one and one-half year of the war.