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From April 14th to September 21st, 1863 Private Van Buren Oldham of Company G, 9th Tennessee Volunteers, served as a Confederate infantryman in the Army of Tennessee. During those five months he was one of many soldiers that helped build the defenses about Chattanooga, marched with Gen. Braxton Bragg to confront the Federal Army in southeast Tennessee and fought the bloody Battle of Chickamauga. Private Oldham arrived in Chattanooga as a parolee from a Union prison camp and would leave as a wounded combatant attempting to recapture the city.



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