r's Gap, and thence send rapidly a competent force to Red Clay, or the Council-Ground, there to destroy a large section of the railroad which connects Dalton and Cleveland.
This work was most successfully and fully accomplished that day. The division of General Jeff. C. Davis was moved close up to Ringgold, to assist General Hookeiments, and make a circuit by the north as far as the Hiawassee River.
Accordingly, on the morning of November 29th, General Howard moved from Parker's Gap to Cleveland, General Davis by way of McDaniel's Gap, and General Blair with two divisions of the Fifteenth Corps by way of Julien's Gap, all meeting at Cleveland that night.alry (Lieutenant-Colonel Heath)--the only cavalry properly be longing to the Fifteenth Army Corps-at Charleston, and with the remainder moved by easy marches, by Cleveland and Tyner's Depot, into Chatta-nooga, where I received in person from General Grant orders to transfer back to their appropriate commands the corps of General Ho
On the 28th of April I removed my headquarters to Chattanooga, and prepared for taking the field in person.
General Grant had first indicated the 30th of April as the day for the simultaneous advance, but subsequently changed the day to May 5th.
McPherson's troops were brought forward rapidly to Chattanooga, partly by rail and partly by marching.
Thomas's troops were already in position (his advance being out as far as Ringgold--eighteen miles), and Schofield was marching down by Cleveland to Red Clay and Catoosa Springs.
On the 4th of May, Thomas was in person at Ringgold, his left at Catoosa, and his right at Leet's Tan-yard.
Schofield was at Red Clay, closing upon Thomas's left; and McPherson was moving rapidly into Chattanooga, and out toward Gordon's Mill.
On the 5th I rode out to Ringgold, and on the very day appointed by General Grant from his headquarters in Virginia the great campaign was begun.
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