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lle—have been on the point of Missionary Ridge.
Can see Chattanooga and everything around.
The enemy's trains are leaving, going around the point of Lookout Mountain.
The prisoners captured, report two pontoons thrown across for the purpose of retreating.
I think they are evacuating as hard as they can go. They are cutting timber down to obstruct our passage.
I think we ought to press forward as rapidly as possible.
Respectfully, etc., N. B. Forrest. Brigadier-General. To Lieutenant-General L. Polk. (Please forward to General Bragg.)
At the time this dispatch was written the Union army was not at Chattanooga, but was in line, fully prepared for battle in Rossville Gap, and upon Missionary Ridge to the right and left of this gap, with one of its three corps extending across the valley, nearly to Lookout Mountain.
It was, therefore, directly in General Forrest's front, and only a mile distant.
The position it occupied could not have been carried by direct assault.
, but never bent.
In official life, said Senator Reagan, his Postmaster-General, he knew no word but duty.
A young man and an ambitious soldier, he refused President Polk's offer of a brigadier-generalship, because he thought the appointment exceeded the president's constitutional power.
He answered thus the solicitations of f
Flag, History and description of the Confederate, 117.
Flournoy, Colonel T. S., 133.
Ford, Captain N. P., 284.
Forrest. Dispatch of General N. B., to General L. Polk, 92.
Forts; Curtis, 197.
Donelson, 197, 317.
Fisher, 276, Henry, 198. Morris' Island, 228.
Sumter, 14, 228.
Franklin, Tenn., Carnage at battle of, 18grew, General J., 16, 260.
Pickett, General George E., Appointment of to West Point; his characteristics, 151.
Pickett, Mrs. La Salle Corbeil, 154.
Polk, General, Leonidas, 130.
Pope, Movements in the war of General John, 353.
Pouncing on pickets, 213.
Powell, C. H., 359.
Randall, James R., 277
Rawlins, General John