Rosecrans and Thomas, then operating about Chattanooga under its new title, the Army of the Cumber seemingly to surround and capture Bragg in Chattanooga; but the latter, reenforced from Virginia,
General Rosecrans' movements which secured Chattanooga resembled in many of their main features thy has driven General Rosecrans back to near Chattanooga, Bragg may throw a force off into East Tennall the assistance you can give him to hold Chattanooga.
September 22d.—Yours of yesterday is reyou that it is not necessary to join him at Chattanooga, but only to move down to such a position tbe no more than temporarily lost so long as Chattanooga is firmly held. A. Lincoln.
It woulptember 19, 1863. Major-General Rosecrans, Chattanooga.
* * * On the 15th Hurlbut says he is motember 11, 1863. Major-Generai Rosecrans, Chattanooga.
After holding the mountain passes in thport is pertinent:
headquarters near Chattanooga, October, 1863.
Our train reached Cato