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cure additional ones in others. The gathering of information about the enemy was also industriously pursued, and Card and his brothers were used constantly on expeditions within the Confederate lines, frequently visiting Murfreesboroa, Sparta, Tullahoma, Shelbyville, and other points. What they learned was reported to army headquarters, often orally through me or personally communicated by Card himself, but much was forwarded in official letters, beginning with November 24, when I transmitted accurate information of the concentration of Bragg's main force at Tullahoma. Indeed, Card kept me so well posted as to every movement of the enemy, not only with reference to the troops in my immediate front, but also throughout his whole army, that General Rosecrans placed the most unreserved reliance on all his statements, and many times used them to check and correct the reports brought in by his own scouts. Slight skirmishes took place frequently during this period, and now and then
evenge party women soldiers a fight with sabres Tullahoma campaign a foolish adventure. On the 6th of Jaad between Chattanooga and the enemy's position at Tullahoma by burning the bridges in Crow Creek valley from igoing into the details of the contemplated move on Tullahoma. His schemes, to my mind, were not only comprehence and Shelbyville to Columbia, his depot being at Tullahoma. Rosecrans, thinking that Bragg would offer stronrd Liberty Gap, my division MIDDLE Tennessee or Tullahoma campaign, June 24 to July 5, 1863. Third divisionly on the 29th I marched by the Lynchburg road for Tullahoma, where the enemy was believed to be in force, and which it took up a line of battle for an attack on Tullahoma showed that forethought and study had been given tetail. The enemy had determined to fall back from Tullahoma at the beginning of the campaign, however, and as ing orders were issued to the army to push on from Tullahoma in pursuit, for, as it was thought that we might n
Chapter XV Ordered to occupy Bridgeport a spy the battle of Chickamauga General Thomas treated to coffee results of the battle. The Tullahoma campaign was practically closed by the disappearance of the enemy from the country north of the Tennessee River. Middle Tennessee was once more in the possession of the National troops, and Rosecrans, though strongly urged from Washington to continue on, resisted the pressure until he could repair the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, which was of vital importance in supplying his army from its secondary base at Nashville. As he desired to hold this road to where it crossed the Tennessee, it was necessary to push a force beyond the mountains, and after a few days of rest at Cowan my division was ordered to take station at Stevenson, Alabama, the Junction of the Memphis and Charleston road with the Nashville and Chattanooga, with instructions to occupy Bridgeport also. The enemy had meanwhile concentrated most of his fo