November 25, 1863
The Battle of Chattanooga was fought in Tennessee.
In the third day of this decisive three-day battle, Union troops broke the Confederate lines and sent the Rebel army fleeing. The battle culminated in one of the war’s most famous assaults as Yankee soldiers stormed enemy positions on Missionary Ridge. One of the first blue-clad units to reach the summit was the Eleventh Michigan Infantry. The Eleventh lost its commander, Major Benjamin C. Bennett of Burr Oak, who was killed in the attack.
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