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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Cursory sketch of the campaigns of General Bragg. (search)
ral Bragg. By Major E. T. Sykes. The army at Dalton. The Army of Tennessee fell back and went into winter quarters at Dalton, Georgia, forty miles distant from Chattanooga, and where the Georgia State road connects with the East Tennessee railroad. Extract from a letter of General Bragg to the writer, dated February 8th, 1873: In our retreat from Missionary Ridge, the enemy could make but a feeble pursuit, for want of artillery horses (Grant's report). At the mountain gorge near Ringgold, I believed he could be successfully repulsed, and the army quickly withdrawn. General Cleburn, one of the best and truest soldiers in our cause, was placed at that point in command of the rear guard. Late at night, hours after all the army was at rest, my information being all in, I called for a reliable confidential staff officer, and gave him verbal directions to ride immediately to Cleburn, about three (3) miles in my rear, at this mountain gorge, and give him my positive orders to ho
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Bragg and the Chickamauga Campaign—a reply to General Martin. (search)
ely isolated, was to the east and north, near Ringgold and Gordon's Mills. Two of Crittenden's divisions— Vancleve and Palmer—camped at Ringgold that night; the remaining division—Wood's—camped the saauga Valley towards Crittenden's position, at Ringgold and the Mills, moved to Lafayette, and then fth of Lafayette, and about seven southwest of Ringgold. It marks the intersection of roads leading avine Church and Greysville on the north, and Ringgold on the east; a line drawn from Ringgold to th. 13th, 8:30 A. M. General: My scouts from Ringgold have returned; no enemy there, and I believe hve P. M. my staff officer reported to me at Ringgold. My entire Second and Third divisions were then at Ringgold. General Hazen, with his brigade, having crossed the river yesterday, rejoined his he advance and near Tunnel Hill, to return to Ringgold with his command, and to follow on my line of left flank. He moved promptly and met me at Ringgold, and reported that the enemy was in force in [2 more.