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The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ary situation of Chattanooga. --Military men, fully acquainted with the location and surroundings of Chattanooga, have pronounced that point the strongest in the Confederate States. General Floyd, while passing through that city on his retreat from Middle Tennessee in 1862, is reported to have said that 10,000 men could hold the country from Bridgeport to Chattanooga against 80,000. Similar opinions have been expressed by the most experienced engineers in the army. This is at present Gen. Bragg's line of defence. His base is supported by the rich and grain-growing States of Alabama and Georgia; the location is one of the healthiest on the Western continent; his commissariat is said to be ample; he has an army of veteran soldiers and the assistance of the ablest Generals in the Confederacy. His adversary, in order to attack him, must leave his base some 350 miles in his rear; cross, first, a plain of 150 miles, made desolate by the two contending armies in the early spring; then
Liberal Contribution to a Bible Society. --The Southern Christian Advocate acknowledges the receipt of $900 from a member of St. Francis Street M. E. Church, Mobile, for the Bible Society of the Confederate States. It is designed to constitute President During, and Generals Cooper, Lee, Johnston. Beauregard and Bragg, Life Directors of the Bible Society, by the donation of $160 for each of them.