sent and make a co-operative move against General Johnston at Dalton.
At the same time General Fostas:
Reports of scouts make it evident that Joe Johnston has removed most of his force from your frod move for Knoxville, inquiry was made of General Johnston as to the condition of affairs with the ember.
On the 19th I was informed from General Johnston's Headquarters that eight trains loaded wo send General Martin with his cavalry to General Johnston.
In reply I reported that the order deprBristol.
Then came other despatches from General Johnston that the enemy was still drawing forces fout exposing that position to danger from General Johnston at Dalton, but upon inquiry of General JGeneral Johnston if he could avail himself of such opportunity, he replied that he was ordered to reinforce Gk, the latter should have been ordered to General Johnston.
That would have drawn General Sherman tlines of transit, could have been in time for Johnston to strike and break up the road and bridge.
l Martin was ordered with his division to General Johnston in Georgia, and Colonel Gary with his legfew miles to his works about Washington.
General Johnston's opportunities were no better, and in ad, and force him to loose his hold against General Johnston's front, and give the latter opportunity until the grand junction was made.
That General Johnston should have like orders against battle unved the approval of the President,--viz.: General Johnston to march his army through the mountains osked an opinion of this, I inquired as to General Johnston's attitude towards it, and was told that of the enemy.
General Lee inquired if General Johnston had maturely considered the matter.
I th there was anything more to be added than General Johnston's objections.
I called attention to Generters at Greenville the other division of General Johnston's cavalry was ordered to him through the ered that we be prepared to march to meet General Johnston for the campaign through Middle Tennessee[3 more...]