and a half miles, when we were ordered to return to camp.
Remained in bivouac on the thirteenth at Gordon's Mills, marched thence to Chattanooga Valley on the fourteenth, thence on the fifteenth to a position on the Chickamauga River, about five miles from Gordon's Mills, and — miles from Lafayette; remained in bivouac here, recd took position.
A reconnoissuance toward La Fayette met a stubborn resistance, at a distance of two miles from the Mills, the enemy using artillery.
On the fourteenth, two divisions marched westward to the Chattanooga Valley, and in the afternoon found Thomas's corps some miles further up the valley; the left and centre were continued its retreat to Chattanooga.
From the above facts it is just to draw conclusions.
The first is, that the junction of Crittenden with Thomas, on the fourteenth, was due to a failure in the rebel plan, not to any adequate provision for such a contingency by the Federal commander.
That McCook effected his junction succe