nder-in-chief gave up all as lost, and abandoned the field early in the afternoon.
General Thomas, of Virginia, in the Yankee service, planted his corps on a hill, and there stood, like a rock in the ocean, resisting all assaults until nightfall, when he retired to Chattanooga.
His stubbornness on the battle-field, and his persistent holding of the town after defeat, saved East Tennessee to the Union and gave a death-blow to the Confederacy.
Andy Johnson refused to give up Nashville, as Buell directed, when Bragg advanced into Kentucky.
The abandonment of Nashville then would have given the whole State over to the Confederacy.
These two men — Thomas and Johnson — dug the grave of the Confederacy.
Farragut, of Tennessee, rose to the highest rank in the Federal navy, for his triumphs over his native land.
The naval forces at Hatteras were under command of Goldsborough, of Maryland.
It is a singular fact that the Southern men in the Federal service were remarkably successful,