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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky. (search)
s, running north-east and south-west, separated him from Chattanooga. A railroad, connecting McMinnville and Tullahoma, ran nearly parallel to the north-west slope of these mountain ranges. Already he had located General Thomas at McMinnville with Wood's and Ammen's divisions, while the divisions of Schoepf, McCook, and Thomas L. Crittenden were near the Nashville and Stevenson Railroad within being at Dunlap's in the Sequatchie Valley, he reported these facts to Buell and returned to McMinnville. Crittenden's division halted near Pelham, and Schoepf at Hillsboro‘. McCook pressed on and ts regarding strength, but states that he could not have concentrated more than 31,000 men at McMinnville to strike the Confederate forces as they debouched from the mountains; and the same paper esttreated from that place down the mountain. Neither could he have overtaken Buell's troops at McMinnville, because, fully three days before Bragg could have reached that place, Buell had ordered all
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., East Tennessee and the campaign of Perryville. (search)
so the option of making the advance through McMinnville and Kingston, which I imagined might be fouion had been attracted to the importance of McMinnville as an outpost. It was at the foot of the med a new brigade at Murfreesboro' to occupy McMinnville. On the morning of the 13th Forrest, with diately ordered to occupy Murfreesboro' and McMinnville with his division, himself and one brigade son or Thurman road between Chattanooga and McMinnville crossed the Sequatchie valley, watching andn that road, and gradually fall back toward McMinnville until he joined the remainder of the army. lready been given. Altamont, in advance of McMinnville, was designated as the point of junction, t concentration Thomas went to Altamont from McMinnville with one division, but returned to McMinnviMcMinnville. McCook arrived there a little later and remained unti l the final concentration at Murfreesbosboro' on the 5th of September. Thomas, at McMinnville, was to march on the 2d, and other commands