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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An important Dispatch. (search)
tually fought dismounted. While the Union army was in line at Rossville, five miles southeast of Chattanooga, General Rosencranz was in the city, sending out ammunition and provisions, and preparing to bring the army into Chattanooga, which was the objective of the campaign, and to hold it. Hon. Charles A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, then at Rosencranz's headquarters in the city, under the same date as this dispatch of General Forrest—namely, September 21st—thus telegraphed Secretary Stanton: Chattanooga, September 21st. Rosencranz has issued orders for all our troops to be concentrated here to-night. Thomas will get in about eleven P. M., unless prevented by the enemy, who have been fighting him this afternoon, * * * There is no time to wait for reinforcements, and Rosencranz is determined not to abandon Chattanooga and Bridgeport without another effort. * * * (Signed.) C. A. Dana. What Bragg would have met. Since General Bragg is so severely cri
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
e reports of the campaigns of 1864 and 1865 by Secretary Stanton and Lieutenant-General Grant, recently publish the Confederate armies had to encounter. Mr. Secretary Stanton's report shows that the available strength p waiting for re inforcements from Washington, and Mr. Stanton says the sending of these troops to the front cauhose departments, on the 1st of May, according to Mr. Stanton's report, was as follows: In the Department ofthe East and the Susquehanna, where they were, by Mr. Stanton's showing, 15,344 available men for duty, the gre9th Corps arrived at Washington before I did, and Mr. Stanton says I was met there by the 6th Corps, a part of hat its effective strength then was, according to Mr. Stanton's statement, 120,386. The same statement shows t made to Mount Jackson, as stated by both Grant and Stanton, but my troops were halted for the night at Fisher' at all. So far from its being true, as stated by Mr. Stanton, that no force appeared in the Valley after this,