Missionary Ridge

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Mis·sion·ar·y Ridge

A range of hills in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. It was the site of an important Union victory (November 25, 1863) in the Civil War.
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Missionary Ridge

(Placename) a ridge in NW Georgia and SE Tennessee: site of a battle (1863) during the Civil War: Northern victory leading to the campaign in Georgia
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Mis′sionary Ridge′

a ridge in NW Georgia and SE Tennessee: Civil War battle 1863.
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Braxton Bragg's Confederate Army of Tennessee still held Missionary Ridge, with other Rebels under James Longstreet threatening more Federals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
All Hell Can't Stop Them: The Battles for Chattanooga: Missionary Ridge and Ringgold, November 24-27, 1863
Although he was not in action in any of the actual engagements of the war, he was in the Union lines near the enemy at Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain.
For planting the regimental colors on enemy works at the crest of Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga on Nov.
This groundbreaking work resolves such controversies as Grant's drunken partying with the enemy, unfairly blaming Lew Wallace for the slow march to Shiloh, pretending to possess a plan to pass Vicksburg, taking credit for the charge up Missionary Ridge, leaving wounded men to die between the lines at Cold Harbor, and mistreating Black soldiers and civilians.
"During the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Stanton rode the entire length of this ridge to warn Major General Patrick Cleburne to withdraw," shares Holder.
This rustic golden retriever paradise had its own dark side as displayed by raging windstorms, blizzards, and the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire, in which an uncontrollable blaze burned for weeks, sparing the ranch but destroying 71,000 acres, fifty-seven homes, and miraculously, killing only one person.
"We have struck an awful blow toward crushing this rebellion," he wrote his brother late in 1863, "the enemy flying in all directions to escape the rath of the yankees." He bragged about his regiment's performance with other troops in successful assaults at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. The charge up the mountain, he said, "was one of the greatest sights [that] ever was witnessed." He summed up the Missionary Ridge assault simply with this comment: "It was hard work but we must do it."
The day our house burns, my editor rejects the piece I've written about the Missionary Ridge fire.
Comic traces to the 1934 1,000 Guineas winner Campanula, whose web also contains high-class runners such as Athens Wood, Ozone Friendly, Missionary Ridge and Dibidale.
"Having fun while learning to provide excellent resident care is a great way of getting everyone involved," says Donna Adams, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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