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ositions chosen — it is enough to say that he rode the lines; that he saw the positions — it was his to order and mine to obey. Nor is it quite accurate to say that General McCook was not expected to cover any particular position of the ground unless he could do so, and at the same time maintain his connection with General Thomas. The order to General Crittenden most clearly indicates what McCook was expected to do. Headqdarters Department of the Cumberland, Widow Glenn's house, September 19, 1863--11.20 P. M. General: The General Commanding directs me to inform you that General McCook has been ordered to hold this gap to-morrow, commanding the Dry Valley Road, his right resting near this place, his left connecting with General Thomas's right. The General places your corps in reserve tomorrow, and directs you to post it on the eastern slope of Mission Ridge to support McCook or Thomas. Leave the grand guards of your command out with instructions to hold their ground unt
en, took two more prisoners, found broken caissons, wagons, ambulances, dead and dying men of the enemy strewn along the way to a horrible extent. We remained at Ringgold until the evening of the thirtieth November, when I received orders to return to Whiteside via the Chickamauga battle-field. We marched to Reed's farm, on west Chickamauga, six miles, and camped for the night. On the first day of December, we crossed the creek, proceeded two miles to the memorable battle-field of the nineteenth and twentieth of September, 1863. We buried the remains of about four hundred of our brave fallen comrades that had been the prey of animals for two and a half months. On the left of our line, the dead of the enemy over a portion of the ground had bee well buried, and ours tolerably well covered, but toward the centre and right but few of ours were attempted to be buried or covered at all. The heads and feet of those on that part of the field that had been slightly covered, were mostly un