Tullahoma Campaign of 1863

Updated 02/26/04

Western ACW Books

The 1863 Tullahoma Campaign has had very little coverage in books. Sandwiched between the large battles of Stones' River and Chickamauga, this campaign featured no large-scale fighting.


Tullahoma: The 1863 Campaign for the Control of Middle Tennessee

Michael R. Bradley
Updated 02/26/04 I just picked up this book on my recent trip to Shiloh. It chronicles the Tullahoma Campaign of 1863 in which Rosecrans brilliantly and almost bloodlessly forced Bragg to relinquish control of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This campaign led directly to the fierce fight along the banks of Chickamauga Creek. The book is extremely short, and so never really goes into a lot of detail. Plus, I noticed my copy was missing a bunch of pages in the back which meant I couldn't take a look at any appendices, the bibliography, and other information. I don't know if this was a defect with just my copy, or if that is the way all copies are. If youo are interested in this prelude to Chickamauga, definitely get the book, but a more definitive treatment can surely be given. 96 pp., 6 maps