Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Tennessee River” in chapter 14, page 182 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...he rebels intended to turn his flanks and cut his communications.
He, therefore, desired that Burnside should move down his infantry toward Chattanooga, on his left, and that Grant should cover the Tennessee River , toward Whitesburgh, to prevent any raid on Nashville.
He was of opinion that no troops had been sent east from Bragg's army, but that Bragg was being reenforced by Loring, from Mississippi.
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