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ssville and Lafayette road, I was informed further that Buckner's command, which had been posted at Tyner's Station, on the railway, had retreated by Johnson, to Ringgold; but I subsequently learned that he did not go so far eastward as Ringgold, but passed through Greysville, and thence to Lafayette. The bulk of these facts I reRinggold, but passed through Greysville, and thence to Lafayette. The bulk of these facts I reported to the commander of the Corps immediately on his arrival, and by him I am informed they were communicated to the commanding General. My division remained in Chattanooga until the morning of the tenth. I then received an order to detail one brigade to occupy the town, and move with the other two in pursuit of the enemy by t the time Harker's brigade was moving, the Corps commander arrived at my camp. I was directed by him to move forward with my remaining brigade two miles on the Ringgold road, and there to await further orders. The order was obeyed. At half past 3 P. M., while awaiting further instructions, I received an order from the commandi
been destroyed to a point two miles south of Ringgold. These supplies were ordered to be replenish, too, had been destroyed to a point south of Ringgold, and, in all, the road from Cleveland to Knoxnel: Our train reached Catoosa platform, near Ringgold, about two o'clock in the afternoon of the ni, McLaws' division, were ordered forward from Ringgold the night before, but were not yet up. Generaer orders from General Forrest, I returned to Ringgold, and remained near that place until the eveniight the enemy encamped about five miles from Ringgold, on the Chattanooga road, with four regimentscompliance with orders, to guard the depot at Ringgold. My command then consisted of the following headquarters McNair's brigade, camp near Ringgold, Georgia, September 24, 1863. Captain Blakemore, the Chickamauga River, and marched, by way of Ringgold, by the Lafayette road to the intersection oft was sent, in charge of Major Davis, to hold Ringgold, with a detachment of Scott's cavalry on my f[31 more...]
r means of transportation permitted. The force detached was probably exaggerated to Major-General Thomas--for on the twenty-third the Federal army advanced to Ringgold — on the twenty-fourth drove in our outposts — and on the twenty-fifth skirmished at Mill Creek Gap, and in the Crow Valley east of Rocky Face Mountain. We werens of the Sixteenth from North Alabama. Major-General Wheeler estimated the cavalry of that army as 15,000. On the fifth of May this army was in line between Ringgold and Tunnel Hill, and after skirmishing on that and the following day, on the seventh pressed back our advanced troops to Mill Creek Gap. On the same day Canty r the great numerical superiority of the enemy made the chances of battle much against us, and even if beaten, they had a safe refuge behind the fortified pass of Ringgold, and in the fortress of Chattanooga. Our refuge, in case of defeat, was in Atlanta, one hundred miles off, with three rivers intervening. Therefore, victory fo