What If: Battle of Chickamauga

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Marse Lee, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Marse Lee Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2017
    What if General William Rosecrans defeated General Braxton Bragg at the Battle of Chickamauga? What affect would this have on the war? Would Rosecrans be potentially sent East? What about Grant? Who would replace General Bragg and how would they handle the coming campaigns? Thanks guys.
  2. eltf177 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    It might force Davis to get rid of Bragg...
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  3. GTStinger Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Bragg pulls back to Dalton. My guess is Roscrans get reinforced by XI and XII corp under Hooker. Grant stays in Mississippi with the troops that OTL went to Chattanooga.

    In late 1863: Grant pushes from Jackson towards Meridian, MS in a campaign aimed to take Mobile in 1864.
    Rosecrans holds Bragg in Dalton with Thomas and sends Hooker's fresh troops to flank Dalton from the West.
    After a Pyrrhic victory, Bragg pulls back to Resaca.
    Bragg sacked replaced by?????
  4. GTStinger Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    I imagine Roscrans would in command in Georgia stay until Atlanta falls at least.
    Grant moves East the next time Lincoln removes the AotP commanding general.