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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
opposite eastern slope of the mountain. The two railroads which run out of Chattanooga in an eastern direction intersect each other, and then continue to run apart, the one to Cleveland on the north, and the other to Dalton on the south on the direct line between Knoxville and Atlanta. As this last line passes away from Chattanooga, Dalton is the central point which opens or closes the entrance to the rich districts of the south. The southern branch follows the East Chickamauga Creek by Ringgold and the cut made between Taylor's Ridge and Oak Ridge. The centre of the network of routes that traverse the country to the eastward of Lookout Mountain is La Fayette, a town lying about twenty-five miles from Chattanooga and at an equal distance from Pigeon Mountain and Taylor's Ridge. The first of these routes are those leading to Ringgold, Dalton, Resaca, and the villages of Summerville and Broomton in the Chattooga Valley: the last two routes come together at Alpine and enter a little